Springer Handbook of Auditory Research

Evolution of the Vertebrate Ear

Evidence from the Fossil Record

Editors: Clack, Jennifer A., Fay, Richard R., Popper, Arthur N. (Eds.)

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  • Illuminates the evolutionary pathways the auditory system has taken and the diversity it has achieved 
  • Presents the most recent findings in each of the major bony vertebrate clades 
  • Focuses on the paleontological evidence for the evolution of hearing and the ear from the perspective of some of the leading paleontologists and evolutionary biologists in the world  
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The evolution of vertebrate hearing is of considerable interest in the hearing community.  However, there has never been a volume that has focused on the paleontological evidence for the evolution of hearing and the ear, especially from the perspective of some of the leading paleontologists and evolutionary biologists in the world.  Thus, this volume is totally unique, and takes a perspective that has never been taken before. It brings to the fore some of the most recent discoveries among fossil taxa, which have demonstrated the sort of detailed information that can be derived from the fossil record, illuminating the evolutionary pathways this sensory system has taken and the diversity it had achieved.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Vertebrate Diversity in a Sensory System: The Fossil Record of Otic Evolution

    Pages 1-16

    Clack, Jennifer A.

  • Actinopterygians: The Ray-Finned Fishes—An Explosion of Diversity

    Pages 17-49

    Friedman, Matt (et al.)

  • Sarcopterygians: From Lobe-Finned Fishes to the Tetrapod Stem Group

    Pages 51-70

    Clack, Jennifer A. (et al.)

  • Early Tetrapods: Experimenting with Form and Function

    Pages 71-105

    Clack, Jennifer A. (et al.)

  • Non-Mammalian Synapsids: The Beginning of the Mammal Line

    Pages 107-137

    Kemp, Tom S.

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83556-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolution of the Vertebrate Ear
Book Subtitle
Evidence from the Fossil Record
Editors
  • Jennifer A. Clack
  • Richard R. Fay
  • Arthur N. Popper
Series Title
Springer Handbook of Auditory Research
Series Volume
59
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46661-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46661-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46659-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83556-3
Series ISSN
0947-2657
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 355
Number of Illustrations
64 b/w illustrations, 52 illustrations in colour
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