Turbinates in Therapsids: Evidence for Late Permian Origins of Mammalian Endothermy.


The structure and function of the nasal conchae of extant reptiles, birds, and mammals are reviewed, and the relationships to endothermy of the mammalian elements are examined. Reptilian conchae are relatively simple, recurved structures, which bear primarily sensory (olfactory) epithelium. Conversely, the conchae, or turbinates, of birds and mammals are… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.1994.tb01308.x

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