Prenatal development supports a single origin of laryngeal echolocation in bats

  title={Prenatal development supports a single origin of laryngeal echolocation in bats},
  author={Zhe Wang and Tengteng Zhu and Huiling Xue and Na Fang and Junpeng Zhang and L. Zhang and Jian Pang and E. Teeling and Shuyi Zhang},
  journal={Nature Ecology &Evolution},
  • Zhe Wang, Tengteng Zhu, +6 authors Shuyi Zhang
  • Published 2017
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Ecology &Evolution
  • Bat laryngeal echolocation is considered as one of the most complex and diverse modes of auditory sensory perception in animals and its evolutionary history has been the cause of many scientific controversies in the past two decades. To date, the majority of scientific evidence supports that bats (Chiroptera) are divided into two subordinal groups: Yinpterochiroptera, containing the laryngeal echolocating superfamily Rhinolophidae as sister taxa to the non-laryngeal echolocating family… CONTINUE READING
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