Tube sheep may have been subterranean echolocators

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Tube sheep may have been subterranean echolocators




Tube sheep (Hyopsodus lepidus) - which are weasel-like, not sheep-like - may have been subterranean echolocators. If this is true, they would have been burrowing animals.

Orliac MJ, Argot C, Gilissen E (2012) Digital Cranial Endocast of Hyopsodus (Mammalia, “Condylarthra”): A Case of Paleogene Terrestrial Echolocation? PLoS ONE 7(2): e30000. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030000
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