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Sensory biology: Bats united by cochlear development

Bat species that echolocate using signals from their larynx, and those that do not, all share a similar pattern of inner ear development that is distinct from other mammals, implying a single evolutionary origin of laryngeal echolocation.

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Figure 1: Cochlear regions of bat skulls.



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Fenton, M., Ratcliffe, J. Sensory biology: Bats united by cochlear development. Nat Ecol Evol 1, 0046 (2017).

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