Evolution of the Vertebrate Ear

@inproceedings{Clack2016EvolutionOT,
  title={Evolution of the Vertebrate Ear},
  author={Jennifer Alice Clack and Richard R. Fay and Arthur N. Popper},
  booktitle={Springer Handbook of Auditory Research},
  year={2016}
}
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