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Anton W. Neff neff at UCS.INDIANA.EDU
Wed May 24 10:28:50 EST 1995


I am looking for information on coronary vessels in urodele hearts.  

According to Bader and Oberpriller, 1979 (J. Exp. Zool. 208:177-194) 
Notophthalmus viridescens has no arteries in the heart (i.e., no coronary 
arteries) and according to Hildebrand, 1974 (Analysis of Vertebrate 
Structure, John Wiley& Sons, New York) "some amphibians and fishes lack 
coronary vessels."    Does anyone know of any urodeles that have coronary 
arteries?   Is the presence of coronary arteries related to size (i.e., do 
large urodeles like the giant salamander ,Andrias japonicus, have coronary 
arteries)?

Anton W. Neff
Indiana University
Anton W. Neff, Ph.D.
Medical Scineces Program
(812) 855-7055
email:neff at indiana.edu




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