Highlights of Cetacean Embryology

Title

Highlights of Cetacean Embryology

Creator

Thewissen J G M

Publisher

Aquatic Mammals

Date

2018
2018

Description

The embryology of cetaceans documents features that elucidate the interaction between form and function in modern species, as well as their evolution from extinct ones. Prenatal specimens of the dolphin Stenella attenuata demonstrate critical aspects of the embryonic and fetal development of cetaceans, the pharyngeal arches, ear ossicles, nasal opening, teeth, forelimb, hind limb, and flukes. In addition, specimens of the bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) illustrate the development of baleen and hair.

Subject

Balacnidae; Balaena mysticetus; baleen development; bowhead whale; Delphinidae; dentition; development; dolphin stenella-attenuata; ear development; embryology; evolution; generation; hair; hyperphalangy; limb; Marine & Freshwater Biology; morphogenesis; perspectives; pharyngeal arch; Stenella attenuata; teeth; tooth development; Zoology

Format

Journal Article

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Rights

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Pages

591-602

Issue

6

Volume

44

Citation

Thewissen J G M, “Highlights of Cetacean Embryology,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 22, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/7331.

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