Auditory systems of Heteromyidae: functional morphology and evolution of the middle ear.

@article{Webster1975AuditorySO,
  title={Auditory systems of Heteromyidae: functional morphology and evolution of the middle ear.},
  author={D. B. Webster and M-T. Webster},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={1975},
  volume={146 3},
  pages={
          343-76
        }
}
Middle ears (515) from 26 species of the rodent family Heteromyidae - genera Dipodomys, Microdipodops, Perognathus, and Liomys - were studied both grossly and histologically, for qualitative and quantitative comparisons. Middle ear modifications characteristic of each genus are qualitatively described. Quantitative comparisons are made among the 26 species in the study. Some correlations between middle ear size and other measurements are discussed. The middle ear is an acoustical transformer… CONTINUE READING
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