The evolution of orbit orientation and encephalization in the Carnivora (Mammalia).

@article{Finarelli2009TheEO,
  title={The evolution of orbit orientation and encephalization in the Carnivora (Mammalia).},
  author={John A. Finarelli and Anjali Goswami},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  year={2009},
  volume={214 5},
  pages={
          671-8
        }
}
Evolutionary change in encephalization within and across mammalian clades is well-studied, yet relatively few comparative analyses attempt to quantify the impact of evolutionary change in relative brain size on cranial morphology. Because of the proximity of the braincase to the orbits, and the inter-relationships among ecology, sensory systems and neuroanatomy, a relationship has been hypothesized between orbit orientation and encephalization for mammals. Here, we tested this hypothesis in 68… CONTINUE READING
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