Functional morphology of the middle ear in Chlorotalpa golden moles (mammalia, Chrysochloridae): Predictions from three models

@article{Mason2004FunctionalMO,
  title={Functional morphology of the middle ear in Chlorotalpa golden moles (mammalia, Chrysochloridae): Predictions from three models},
  author={Matthew J. Mason},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  year={2004},
  volume={261}
}
  • M. Mason
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Morphology
The ossicular apparatus of golden moles in the genus Chlorotalpa has received comparatively little attention in the literature, although the malleus is known to be intermediate in size between the “unmodified” malleus of Amblysomus and the hypertrophied mallei found in some other golden moles. In the present study, the middle ear structures of three Chlorotalpa species (C. duthieae, C. sclateri, and C. arendsi) are described. Measurements of middle ear structures were applied into three… Expand
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