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Sensory Evolution on the Threshold: Adaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates

J. G. M. Thewissen (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252783
eISBN:
9780520934122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252783.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

From crocodiles and penguins to seals and whales, this synthesis explores the function and evolution of sensory systems in animals whose ancestors lived on land. Together, the chapters explore the ... More


Toward an Integrative Approach

J. G. M. Thewissen and Sirpa Nummela

in Sensory Evolution on the Threshold: Adaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252783
eISBN:
9780520934122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252783.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter presents an example of an integrative approach to the study of sensory evolution. It focuses on the sensory evolution of cetaceans, a group of mammals that moved from land to water ... More


Introduction: On Becoming Aquatic

J. G. M. Thewissen and Sirpa Nummela

in Sensory Evolution on the Threshold: Adaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252783
eISBN:
9780520934122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252783.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Vertebrates have become secondarily aquatic many times in their evolution. Many vertebrates moved from land to water and evolved adaptations to their transitional habitats. This introductory chapter ... More


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