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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 Vision in Aquatic Tetrapods

Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Vision in Aquatic Tetrapods

(p.120) (p.121) 9 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Vision in Aquatic Tetrapods
Sensory Evolution on the Threshold

Ronald H. H. Kröger

Gadi Katzir

University of California Press

This chapter discusses the structure of a typical tetrapod eye and some of the accessory structures that have important roles in vision function. It analyzes the functional differences of vision in air and water of secondarily aquatic tetrapods. It also discusses two factors that shape eye design: shared ancestry and shared ecology.

Keywords:   vision, secondarily aquatic tetrapods, eye design, shared ancestry, shared ecology

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