Animal Sonar pp 645-650 | Cite as

Microbat Vision and Echolocation in an Evolutionary Context

  • John D. Pettigrew
Part of the NATO ASI Science book series (NSSA, volume 156)


The aims of this chapter are three-fold:
  1. i.

    To provide a survey of spatial visual abilities in a range of microbats,

  2. ii.

    To relate visual and sonar spatial abilities in the task of aerial insect capture

  3. iii.

    To present a speculative scenario of the origins of these sonar and visual abilities in the first microbats.



Visual Acuity Ganglion Cell Retinal Ganglion Cell Sonar System Visual Ability 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • John D. Pettigrew
    • 1
  1. 1.Neuroscience Laboratory, Dept. of Physiology and PharmacologyUniversity of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia

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