The paratympanic organ: a barometer and altimeter in the middle ear of birds?

Abstract

A century has passed since the discovery of the paratympanic organ (PTO), a mechanoreceptive sense organ in the middle ear of birds and other tetrapods. This luminal organ contains a sensory epithelium with typical mechanosensory hair cells and may function as a barometer and altimeter. The organ is arguably the most neglected sense organ in living… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.21422

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