On the Cranial Osteology of Chiroptera. I. Pteropus (Megachiroptera: Pteropodidae)

@inproceedings{Giannini2006OnTC,
  title={On the Cranial Osteology of Chiroptera. I. Pteropus (Megachiroptera: Pteropodidae)},
  author={Norberto P. Giannini and John R. Wible and Nancy B. Simmons},
  year={2006}
}
Abstract Although detailed anatomical descriptions of skull morphology are available for representatives of many mammalian orders, no such descriptive work exists for bats, a group that comprises over 20% of extant mammalian species. [] Key Method Based on a series of specimens of Pteropus lylei, we describe the skull as a whole and the morphology of external surfaces of 24 bones (7 rostral, 16 cranial, plus the mandible) and 17 teeth.

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