Ontogeny and cranial morphology of the tympanic region of the Tupaiidae, with special reference to Ptilocercus.

@article{Zeller1986OntogenyAC,
  title={Ontogeny and cranial morphology of the tympanic region of the Tupaiidae, with special reference to Ptilocercus.},
  author={U. Zeller},
  journal={Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology},
  year={1986},
  volume={47 2-3},
  pages={
          61-80
        }
}
  • U. Zeller
  • Published 1986
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology
  • The structure of the tympanic region of the skull of Ptilocercus lowii was studied in an embryo of 30 mm crown-rump length and in 5 osteocrania. As in Tupaia, the anterior wall of the bulla of Ptilocercus is not completed by a tympanic process of the alisphenoid, contrary to earlier reports. Ptilocercus resembles Tupaia in the following derived characters. The ventral wall of the tympanic cavity is formed by a rostral entotympanic and by a caudal tympanic process of the petrosal. The… CONTINUE READING
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