COMPARATIVE MORPHOMETRIC STUDY OF THE VESTIBULAR SYSTEM OF THE VERTEBRATA: REPTILIA, AVES, AMPHIBIA, AND PISCES

Authors
  1. Ramprashad, F.
  2. Landolt, J.P.
  3. Money, K.E.
  4. Laufer, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Morphometric measurements were made from serial sections of the vestibular system in four classes of vertebrates: Reptilia, Aves, Amphibia, and Pisces. Representative species of reptile studied were the lizard (Gekko gecko), the common garter snake (Thamnophis sp.), and the common turtle (Chelonia sp.). The budgie (Melopsittacus undulatas), the common pigeon (Columba domestica), the yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius), and the horned owl (Bubo virginianus) were chosen as representative of the bird. For the amphibian, the leopard frog (Rand pipiens), and the mud puppy (Necturus maculatus) were chosen for study. As representative of the fish, the goldfish (Carassius auratus), the tilapia (Tilapia mossambica), the guppy (Lebistes sp.), and the sea horse (Hippocampus sp.) were used in these measurements. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DCIEM-85-P-54 — Research Paper
Date of publication
01 Jan 1986
Number of Pages
43
Reprinted from
J of Acta OTO-LARYNGOLOGICA, Supplement 427, 1986
DSTKIM No
86-02464
CANDIS No
97174
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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