Neurobiology of Monotremes: Brain Evolution in Our Distant Mammalian Cousins.

Ashwell, Ken (ed.).

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There are only three living monotremes - the platypus, and the long-beaked and short-beaked echidna. Their known evolutionary history is lengthy, unique, and surprising. This scholarly collection of papers brings together current information on the development, structure, function and behavioural ecology of these creatures. From the CSIRO.

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Description

The monotremes are an unusual and evolutionarily important group of mammals showing striking behavioural and physiological adaptations to their niches. They are the only mammals exhibiting electroreception (in the trigeminal sensory pathways) and the echidna shows distinctive olfactory specialisations. This book brings together current information on the development, structure, function and behavioural ecology of the monotremes.

Book Details

Author Ashwell, Ken (ed.).
Format HC
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Imprint CSIRO Publishing
Number of Pages 536
Publish Date 1/12/2013
Catalogue Jun19
Catalogue book number 257