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Sensory evolution on the threshold : adaptations in secondarily aquatic vertebrates

Author: J G M Thewissen; Sirpa Nummela
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From crocodiles and penguins to seals and whales, this comprehensive and authoritative synthesis explores the function and evolution of sensory systems in animals whose ancestors lived on land. Together, the contributors explore the dramatic transformation of smell, taste, sight, hearing, balance, mechanoreception, magnetoreception, and electroreception that occurred as lineages of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J G M Thewissen; Sirpa Nummela
ISBN: 9780520252783 0520252780
OCLC Number: 173502769
Description: vii, 351 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Chemical senses --
Vision --
Hearing --
Balance --
Mechanoreception --
Magnetoreception and electroreception.
Responsibility: edited by J.G.M. Thewissen and Sirpa Nummela.
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