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ANATOMICAL PARTICULARITIES OF THE COCCYX IN OSTRICH (STRUTHIO CAMELUS)

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXIV, Issue 2
Written by Florina DUMITRESCU, Iulian DUMITRESCU, Cristian BELU, Diana LICSANDRU, Petronela ROȘU, Gabriel PREDOI

This study, made on adult ostrich specimens, has the purpose of identifying the main characteristics of the pelvic belt at this bird and was motivated by the desire to complete existing data and to present anatomic elements using the terminology recommended by the Nomina Anatomica Avium. A very strong connection has been noticed between the ilium and the sacrum, strengthened by the forging in the medial plane of the preacetabular parts of the ilium. This aspect is very different from the ischium, which turns from a wide bone at the rest of the species, into a strong long bone at the ostrich that, with the exception of the cranial extremity, is separated through a wide space from the ilium. The absence of well-known anatomical features of birds from other orders was noticed, such as : the ilio-caudal fossa, the iliac oblique crest, the infracristal cavity, etc while observing the existence of some specific features like an unique type of pubic symphysis.

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