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Supplemental information for "Sensory anatomy of the most aquatic of carnivorans: the Antarctic Ross seal, and convergences with other mammals".
Ashley E. Latimer, Cleopatra M. Loza, Marcelo Sánchez-Villagra and Alfredo A. Carlini
Keywords: aquatic; inner ear; Ommatophoca rossi; Phoca; semicircular canals

doi: 10.18563/m3.3.4.e7

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    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). 

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Published in Volume 03, Issue 04 (2017)

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3D models related to the publication: Evolution of the sauropterygian labyrinth with increasingly pelagic lifestyles
James, M. Neenan, Tobias Reich, Serjoscha Evers, Patrick Druckenmiller, Dennis Voeten, Jonah Choiniere, Paul Barrett, Stephanie Pierce and Roger Benson
Keywords: ecomorphology; endosseous labyrinth; geometric morphometrics; palaeoecology; semicircular canals

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.62

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    The present 3D Dataset contains the 3D models analyzed in "Neenan, J. M., Reich, T., Evers, S., Druckenmiller, P. S., Voeten, D. F. A. E., Choiniere, J. N., Barrett, P. M., Pierce, S. E. and Benson, R. B. J. Evolution of the sauropterygian labyrinth with increasingly pelagic lifestyles. Current Biology, 27." https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.10.069 

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