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MorphoMuseuM Volume 06, issue 02: 2020
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A delphinid petrosal bone from a gravesite on Ahu Tahai, Easter Island: taxonomic attribution, external and internal morphology.
Maëva Orliac, Catherine Orliac, Michel C. Orliac and Antoine Hautin
Keywords: bony labyrinth; petrosal; Rapanui; Stapes; vestibulo cochlear nerve

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.91

Cite this article: Orliac M., Orliac C., Orliac M. C., Hautin A., 2020. A delphinid petrosal bone from a gravesite on Ahu Tahai, Easter Island: taxonomic attribution, external and internal morphology. MorphoMuseuM 6(1)-e91. doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.91

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Abstract

In this contribution, we describe the external and internal morphology of a delphinid petrosal bone collected from Ahu Tahai, a burial site located on the Southwestern coast of Easter Island, at Hangaroa. We discuss the taxonomic attribution of this archaeological item and describe its internal structures based on µCT data, including the bony labyrinth and the nerve and vein patterns. Identification of the nerves exists lead us to relocate the identification of the foramen singulare in delphinid petrosals.

  

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Stapes

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petrosal bone

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in situ bony labyrinth

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bony labyrinth and associated nerves and blood vessels

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Published in Volume 06, issue 02 (2020)

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