Inner ear of the coelacanth fish Latimeria has tetrapod affinities

@article{Fritzsch1987InnerEO,
  title={Inner ear of the coelacanth fish Latimeria has tetrapod affinities},
  author={B. Fritzsch},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1987},
  volume={327},
  pages={153-154}
}
  • B. Fritzsch
  • Published 1987
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Auditory reception in elasmobranchs, teleosts and amphibians may be mediated by various inner-ear sensory epithelia1–3, including the basilar papilla, which seems to be the precursor of the cochlea in mammals. The origin of the basilar papilla remains a major unsolved problem for understanding the evolution of hearing in terrestrial vertebrates4–6. Study of living species indicates that the basilar papilla is a unique feature of tetrapods6,7, but palaeonto-logical data indicate that this… CONTINUE READING
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