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M3#173_MVZ 125566

Surface of the semicircular canals and cochlea of the walrus, Odobenus rosmarus

Data citation: Latimer A. E., Loza C. M., Sánchez-Villagra M. R., Carlini A. A., 2017. M3#173_MVZ 125566. doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.173

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Collection : Digimorph/ The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at Berkeley

Inventory number : MVZ 125566

Sex : indet

Age group : Adult

Age (if applicable) :

Material Type : Skull

Origin :

Class : Mammalia

Order : Carnivora

Family : Odobenidae

Genus : Odobenus

Species :rosmarus

Specimen from Digimorph,

Related article
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 R. Sánchez-Villagra and Alfredo A. Carlini
Published online: 2017-11-23

Keywords: aquatic; Inner ear; Ommatophoca rossi; Phoca; semicircular canals

doi: 10.18563/m3.3.4.e7


    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)