Feeding in Vertebrates

Evolution, Morphology, Behavior, Biomechanics

  • Vincent Bels
  • Ian Q. Whishaw

Part of the Fascinating Life Sciences book series (FLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Overview: From Structure to Behavior

  3. Anatomy, Biomechanics and Behavior in Chordate and Vertebrate Lineages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Andrew J. Clark, Theodore A. Uyeno
      Pages 189-230
    3. Daniel Huber, Cheryl Wilga, Mason Dean, Lara Ferry, Jayne Gardiner, Laura Habegger et al.
      Pages 231-295
    4. Nicholas J. Gidmark, Kelsie Pos, Bonne Matheson, Esai Ponce, Mark W. Westneat
      Pages 297-332
    5. Shin-ichi Iwasaki, Serkan Erdoğan, Tomoichiro Asami
      Pages 333-384
    6. Peter S. Ungar, Hans-Dieter Sues
      Pages 385-429
    7. Anthony Herrel, James C. O’Reilly, Anne-Claire Fabre, Carla Bardua, Aurélien Lowie, Renaud Boistel et al.
      Pages 431-467
    8. Vincent Bels, Anne-Sophie Paindavoine, Leïla-Nastasia Zghikh, Emeline Paulet, Jean-Pierre Pallandre, Stéphane J. Montuelle
      Pages 469-525
    9. Brad R. Moon, David A. Penning, Marion Segall, Anthony Herrel
      Pages 527-574
    10. Paul M. Gignac, Haley D. O’Brien, Alan H. Turner, Gregory M. Erickson
      Pages 575-610
    11. Patrick Lemell, Nikolay Natchev, Christian Josef Beisser, Egon Heiss
      Pages 611-642
    12. Alejandro Rico-Guevara, Diego Sustaita, Sander Gussekloo, Aaron Olsen, Jen Bright, Clay Corbin et al.
      Pages 643-693
    13. Christopher D. Marshall, Nicholas D. Pyenson
      Pages 743-785
    14. Callum F. Ross, Jose Iriarte-Diaz
      Pages 787-829
    15. Christopher J. Vinyard, Mark F. Teaford, Christine E. Wall, Andrea B. Taylor
      Pages 831-865

About this book


This book provides students and researchers with reviews of biological questions related to the evolution of feeding by vertebrates in aquatic and terrestrial environments. Based on recent technical developments and novel conceptual approaches, the book covers functional questions on trophic behavior in nearly all vertebrate groups including jawless fishes. The book describes mechanisms and theories for understanding the relationships between feeding structure and feeding behavior. Finally, the book demonstrates the importance of adopting an integrative approach to the trophic system in order to understand evolutionary mechanisms across the biodiversity of vertebrates.


Functional Morphology Behavioral Ecology Comparative and Evolutionary Anatomy Drinking Feeding Adaptation Ethology Evolutionary Ecology Developmental Biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincent Bels
    • 1
  • Ian Q. Whishaw
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut Systématique Evolution Biodiversité – UMR 7205 CNRS/MNHN/Sorbonne Université/EPHE/UAMuséum national d’Histoire naturelleParisFrance
  2. 2.Canadian Center for Behavioural NeuroscienceUniversity of LethbridgeLethbridgeCanada

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