The Development of the Auditory Ossicles in the Elephant Shrew, the Tenrec and the Golden Mole
- 1The development of the middle ear is described in Eremitalpa, Elephantulus and Ericulus. The structure in Eremitalpa is fundamentally more primitive and quite distinct from that seen in Ericulus.
- 2The interossicular joints are in some cases clearly incapable of movement.
- 3Evidence is brought forward for the view that the manubrium mallei and the element of Spence represent the insertion and horizontal portions respectively of the reptilian extrastapes,