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Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Chemical Senses in Amphibians

John O. Reiss and Heather L. Eisthen

in Sensory Evolution on the Threshold

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9780520252783
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520934122 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520252783.003.0004
Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Chemical Senses in Amphibians

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This chapter discusses the structure and function of chemosensory systems in amphibians. It first describes the morphology of larval and adult chemosensory organs and their functions in aquatic and terrestrial environment. It then examines the evolution of chemical senses in amphibians that have secondarily adapted to aquatic lifestyle, such as pipid frogs, newts, and typhlonectid caecilians.

Keywords: chemosensory systems; amphibians; chemosensory organs; chemical senses; pipid frogs; newts; typhlonectid caecilians

Chapter.  11754 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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