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A QUESTION CONCERNING RTs IN NAKED MOLE RATS



That is, do Naked Mole Rats [_Heterocephalus glaber_] even have respitory
turbinates at all?  If they are so useless to ectotherms as Ruben et al
claim, then there should be no use for them in ectothermic NMRs.

If they are in fact present in NMRs, I think it might make a point that RTs
are just interesting structures in the noses of mammals and advanced birds
that have something to do with regulating water loss but have no direct
baring on physiology.  Does anyone know?

Peter Buchholz
Stang1996@aol.com (for a few more days anyway)