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1 December 2002 The Loss of the External Ear Opening in Scincid Lizards
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Scincid lizards have probably lost the external ear opening at least 17 times. Based on features of the middle ear, especially the orientation and attachment of the extracolumella and columella, five basic types of ear loss are recognized. These five types are strongly associated with major lineages. Ear loss seems to be associated with both small size and fossorial habits.

Allen E. Greer "The Loss of the External Ear Opening in Scincid Lizards," Journal of Herpetology 36(4), 544-555, (1 December 2002). https://doi.org/10.1670/0022-1511(2002)036[0544:TLOTEE]2.0.CO;2
Accepted: 1 January 2002; Published: 1 December 2002
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