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

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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. (Folia Morphol 2015; 73, 3: 340–345)

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  • Department of Anatomy and Embryology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
  • Department of Anatomy and Embryology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
  • Department of Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
  • Department of Anatomy and Embryology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
  • Veterinary Undergraduate Student, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran


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