Comparative anatomy of the bony labyrinth of extant and extinct porpoises (Cetacea: Phocoenidae)

Racicot, Rachel A.; Gearty, William; Kohno, Naoki; Flynn, John J.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (2016)

The inner ear anatomy of cetaceans, now more readily accessible by means of nondestructive high-resolution X-ray computed tomographic (CT) scanning, provides a window into their acoustic abilities and ecological preferences.…


Morphology and variation in porpoise (Cetacea: Phocoenidae) cranial endocasts

Racicot, Rachel A.; Colbert, Matthew W.
The Anatomical Record (2013)

Evolution of endocranial anatomy in cetaceans is important from the perspective of echolocation ability, intelligence, social structure, and alternate pathways for circulation to the brain. Apart from the importance of…