Functional convergence in bat and toothed whale biosonars.

TitleFunctional convergence in bat and toothed whale biosonars.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMadsen, P. T., and A. Surlykke
JournalPhysiology (Bethesda)
Volume28
Pagination276-283
EndNote Rec Number10374
Abstract

Echolocating bats and toothed whales hunt and navigate by emission of sound pulses and analysis of returning echoes to form a self-generated auditory scene. Here, we demonstrate a striking functional convergence in the way these two groups of mammals independently evolved the capability to sense with sound in air and water.