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Specimen infos
Collection
Collection : National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo

Inventory number : M8003


Information
Sex : indet

Age group :

Age (if applicable) :

Material Type : Skull

Origin :

Taxonomy
Class : Mammalia

Order : Lipotyphla

Family : Soricidae

Genus : Blarina

Species :brevicauda


Description
Scanned middle ear ossicles (scan is taken from right side)

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3D atlas and comparative osteology of the middle ear ossicles among Eulipotyphla (Mammalia, Placentalia).
Daisuke Koyabu
Keywords: aquatic adaptation; convergence; Eulipotyphla; fossorial adaptation; hearing

doi: 10.18563/m3.3.2.e3

Cite this article: Koyabu D., 2017. 3D atlas and comparative osteology of the middle ear ossicles among Eulipotyphla (Mammalia, Placentalia). MorphoMuseuM 3 (2)-e3. doi: 10.18563/m3.3.2.e3

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  Abstract

    Considerable morphological variations are found in the middle ear among mammals. Here I present a three-dimensional atlas of the middle ear ossicles of eulipotyphlan mammals. This group has radiated into various environments as terrestrial, aquatic, and subterranean habitats independently in multiple lineages. Therefore, eulipotyphlans are an ideal group to explore the form-function relationship of the middle ear ossicles. This comparative atlas of hedgehogs, true shrews, water shrews, mole shrews, true moles, and shrew moles encourages future studies of the middle ear morphology of this diverse group.
      


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3D data

M3#153_M8003

Right middle ear ossicles

Type: "3D_surfaces"

3D view: doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.153

Data citation: Koyabu D., 2017. M3#153_M8003. doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.153

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