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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
Cite this article: Latimer A. E., Loza C. M., Sánchez-Villagra M. R., Carlini A. A., 2017. Supplemental information for "Sensory anatomy of the most aquatic of carnivorans: the Antarctic Ross seal, and convergences with other mammals". MorphoMuseuM 3(4)-e7. doi: 10.18563/m3.3.4.e7Export citation
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).
Specimens and 3D Data
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
Published in Volume 03, Issue 04 (2017)
Loza CM, Latimer AE, Sánchez-Villagra MR, Carlini AA. Sensory anatomy of the most aquatic of carnivorans: the Antarctic Ross seal, and convergences with other mammals. Biol. Lett. 2017;20170489. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2017.0489