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Illustrations of the gross anatomy of vertebrates can be difficult to locate since most of that type of research did not go beyond the early 20th century; most of the older scientific literature is not indexed in computerized databases. Before choosing your animal, consider exploring available illustrations; many of the sources are listed on the Digital Resources pages.
Other Resources - online
Search using the taxonomic name of your animal. Include terms like "illustration", "musculoskeletal", or "anatomy". Use Advanced Search (under Settings, in the bottom right corner of the page). Refine your terms and apply date limits to further hone your search.
Veterinary Anatomical Illustrations - University of Wisconsin - Madison
A digital collection of anatomical illustrations of common animals from the works of veterinary anatomists, Wilhelm Ellenberger and Hermann Baum, and medical illustrator, Hermann Dittrich.
eSkeletons - University of Texas
An interactive environment in which to examine skeletal anatomy through an osteology database of selected primates.
NYPL Digital Collections - Animal Anatomy
The digital collection of the New York Public Library. Use the Filters and the Keyword Search to locate illustrations and photos.
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