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Sensory Evolution on the ThresholdAdaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates$
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J. G. M. Thewissen

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252783

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252783.001.0001

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Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Chemical Senses in Amphibians

Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Chemical Senses in Amphibians

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(p.42) (p.43) 4 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Chemical Senses in Amphibians
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Sensory Evolution on the Threshold
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John O. Reiss

Heather L. Eisthen

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520252783.003.0004

This chapter discusses the structure and function of chemosensory systems in amphibians. It first describes the morphology of larval and adult chemosensory organs and their functions in aquatic and terrestrial environment. It then examines the evolution of chemical senses in amphibians that have secondarily adapted to aquatic lifestyle, such as pipid frogs, newts, and typhlonectid caecilians.

Keywords:   chemosensory systems, amphibians, chemosensory organs, chemical senses, pipid frogs, newts, typhlonectid caecilians

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