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Lungfish and salamanders can hear, despite not having an outer ear or tympanic middle ear. These early terrestrial vertebrates were probably also able to hear 300 million years ago, as shown in a new study by Danish researchers.
The bones located in the middle of a person’s ear might be the smallest in the entire human body, but they could hold big clues regarding evolution and the development of modern-day men and women, according to research published in the latest edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS).
Researchers at King's College London have uncovered how the human ear is formed, giving clues as to why children are susceptible to infections such as glue ear.
Fossil from China suggests mammalian ear of monotremes evolved separately from that of marsupials and placentals.
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