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Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Vision in Aquatic Tetrapods

Ronald H. H. Kröger and Gadi Katzir

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/9780520252783.003.0009
Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Vision in Aquatic Tetrapods

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This chapter discusses the structure of a typical tetrapod eye and some of the accessory structures that have important roles in vision function. It analyzes the functional differences of vision in air and water of secondarily aquatic tetrapods. It also discusses two factors that shape eye design: shared ancestry and shared ecology.

Keywords: vision; secondarily aquatic tetrapods; eye design; shared ancestry; shared ecology

Chapter.  15960 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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