The anatomy of the killer whale middle ear (Orcinus orca).

  title={The anatomy of the killer whale middle ear (Orcinus orca).},
  author={Sirpa Nummela and Tom E. Reuter and Simo Hemil{\"a} and P{\"a}r Holmberg and Pertti Paukku},
  journal={Hearing research},
  volume={133 1-2},
The paper first reviews our present understanding of the functional morphology of the odontocete (toothed whale) ear. The tympano-periotic complex forming the ear region consists of a ventral bowl-shaped tympanic bone in direct contact with the surrounding soft tissues and the incident sound, and a dorsal periotic bone containing the inner ear. Apparently… CONTINUE READING