Sensory Ecology of Mammals

  • R. A. Suthers
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 18)


Mammals inhabit a wide range of environments and exhibit a variety of sensory adaptations for specialized ecological niches. The discussion in the following pages will be restricted to vision and audition. Since even these senses cannot be fully treated in the space available, attention will be focused on the sensory ecology of selected mammalian groups which illustrate sensory adaptations to certain diverse habitats.


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