Bony connexions of the petrosal bone of extant hippos
The Petrosal bone of Prodremotherium sp.
Reconstruction of the extinct rodent Canariomys bravoi
Donrussellia magna Holotype
Crania of three fossil Canis lupus from Belgium
Supplemental information for "Sensory anatomy of the most aquatic of carnivorans: the Antarctic Ross seal, and convergences with other mammals".aquatic; inner ear; Ommatophoca rossi; Phoca; semicircular canals
Here, the semicircular canals of the most aquatic seal, the rare Antarctic Ross Seal (Ommatophoca rossii), are presented for the first time, along with representatives of every species in the Lobodontini: the leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx), Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii), and crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophagus). Because encounters with wild Ross seal are rare, and few specimens are available in collections worldwide, this dataset increases accessibility to a rare species. For further comparison, we present the bony labyrinths of other carnivorans, the elephant seal (Mirounga leonina), harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), walrus (Odobenus rosmarus), South American sea lion (Otaria byronia).
Odobenus rosmarus MVZ 125566 View specimen
Phoca vitulina UZNH 17973 View specimen
Hydrurga leptonyx MLP 14.IV.48.11 View specimen
Leptonychotes weddellii IAA 02-13 View specimen
Lobodon carcinophagus IAA 530 View specimen
Ommatophoca rossii MACN 48259 View specimen
Mirounga leonina IAA 03-5 View specimen
M3 article infos
Published in Volume 03, Issue 04 (2017)