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Vol 74, No 3 (2015)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2015-09-02
Submitted: 2015-02-05
Accepted: 2015-04-15
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The architecture of the middle ear in the small Indian mongoose (Herpestes Javanicus)

Y. Kamali, S. Gholami, M. S. Ahrari-Khafi, B. Rasouli, H. Shayegh
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2015.0051
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Pubmed: 26339815
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Folia Morphol 2015;74(3):340-345.

open access

Vol 74, No 3 (2015)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2015-09-02
Submitted: 2015-02-05
Accepted: 2015-04-15

Abstract

The small Indian mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) is native to the Middle East, Iran and much of southern Asia. For this study the middle ears of a total of 6 adult small Indian mongooses, both fresh and museum samples were explored by using of dissection and plain radiography. On the one hand, at least in some species of the mongoose vocalisations and hearings play a critical role in coordinating behaviours. On the other hand, the ear region has provided useful character relevant for mammalian phylogeny. So, the aim of the present study is a brief discussion of the various anatomic particularities of the middle ear based on a combination of existing data and the results of the authors’ study in the small Indian mongoose.

Abstract

The small Indian mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) is native to the Middle East, Iran and much of southern Asia. For this study the middle ears of a total of 6 adult small Indian mongooses, both fresh and museum samples were explored by using of dissection and plain radiography. On the one hand, at least in some species of the mongoose vocalisations and hearings play a critical role in coordinating behaviours. On the other hand, the ear region has provided useful character relevant for mammalian phylogeny. So, the aim of the present study is a brief discussion of the various anatomic particularities of the middle ear based on a combination of existing data and the results of the authors’ study in the small Indian mongoose.

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Keywords

anatomic description, auditory ossicles, chorda tympani, middle ear, small Indian mongoose

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Title

The architecture of the middle ear in the small Indian mongoose (Herpestes Javanicus)

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 74, No 3 (2015)

Pages

340-345

Published online

2015-09-02

DOI

10.5603/FM.2015.0051

Pubmed

26339815

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2015;74(3):340-345.

Keywords

anatomic description
auditory ossicles
chorda tympani
middle ear
small Indian mongoose

Authors

Y. Kamali
S. Gholami
M. S. Ahrari-Khafi
B. Rasouli
H. Shayegh

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