Comparative anatomy and systematic implications of the turbinal skeleton in Lagomorpha (Mammalia).

@article{Ruf2014ComparativeAA,
  title={Comparative anatomy and systematic implications of the turbinal skeleton in Lagomorpha (Mammalia).},
  author={Irina Ruf},
  journal={Anatomical record},
  year={2014},
  volume={297 11},
  pages={2031-46}
}
In order to elucidate the systematic relevance of the turbinal skeleton in Lagomorpha the ethmoidal regions of 6 ochotonid, 21 leporid, and 2 outgroup species (Sciurus vulgaris, Tupaia sp.) species were investigated by high-resolution computed tomography (μCT). Number and shape of turbinals correspond to major clades and to several genera. All Lagomorpha under study have a deeply excavated nasoturbinal that is continuous with the lamina semicircularis; a feature likely to be an autapomorphy of… CONTINUE READING