Hearing in the crocodilia.

  title={Hearing in the crocodilia.},
  author={Ernest Glen Wever},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={68 7},
  • Ernest Glen Wever
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Measurements of auditory sensitivity in terms of the cochlear potentials were made in young specimens of three species of crocodilians, Caiman crocodilus and Alligator mississipiensis of the subfamily Alligatorinae and Crocodylus acutus of the subfamily Crocodylinae. These species show considerable similarity in their capabilities for sound reception. All have the best sensitivity in a fairly broad middle range, and fall off for lower tones and particularly rapidly for the high tones. The level… CONTINUE READING
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