The inner ear of Diacodexis, the oldest artiodactyl mammal.

@article{Orliac2012TheIE,
  title={The inner ear of Diacodexis, the oldest artiodactyl mammal.},
  author={Maeva J Orliac and Jean-Pierre Beno{\^i}t and Maureen A. O'Leary},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  year={2012},
  volume={221 5},
  pages={
          417-26
        }
}
We provide the first detailed description of the inner ear of the oldest artiodactyl, Diacodexis, based on a three-dimensional reconstruction extracted from computed tomography imagery of a skull of Diacodexis ilicis of earliest Wasatchian age (ca. 55 Ma). This description provides new anatomical data for the earliest artiodactyls, and reveals that the bony labyrinth of Diacodexis differs greatly from that of modern artiodactyls described so far. The bony labyrinth of Diacodexis presents a… CONTINUE READING
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