Functional convergence in bat and toothed whale biosonars

P T Madsen, Annemarie Surlykke

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Abstract

Echolocating bats and toothed whales hunt and navigate by emission of sound pulses and analysis of returning echoes to form a self-generated auditory scene. Here, we demonstrate a striking functional convergence in the way these two groups of mammals independently evolved the capability to sense with sound in air and water.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysiology
Volume28
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)276-83
Number of pages8
ISSN1548-9213
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

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Keywords

  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Air
  • Animals
  • Auditory Perception
  • Biological Evolution
  • Chiroptera
  • Echolocation
  • Water
  • Whales

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Madsen, P T ; Surlykke, Annemarie. / Functional convergence in bat and toothed whale biosonars. In: Physiology. 2013 ; Vol. 28, No. 5. pp. 276-83.
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Functional convergence in bat and toothed whale biosonars. / Madsen, P T; Surlykke, Annemarie.

In: Physiology, Vol. 28, No. 5, 09.2013, p. 276-83.

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