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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 1866-1872

Comparative Gross Anatomical Studies on Oropharynx of Flamingo, Great Indian Horned Owl, Budgerigar, Peahen and Emu
K.Rajalakshmi*, P. Sridevi and M. Siva Kumar
Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Histology, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, Kurumbapet, Puducherry-605010, India
*Corresponding author

The roof of the oropharynx was formed by the hard palate and its anterior two third was divided by a median palatine ridge into right and left halves in flamingo followed by great Indian horned owl, emu, peahen. In buderiger the median palatine ridge was not noticed. The hard palate presented a long single median cleft called the choanal cleft which connected the oral cavity to the nasal cavity. The shape of the avian choanal cleft presented species to species difference in the present study. The floor of the oral cavity varied in different avian species, the floor of the oropharynx consists of mandible, tongue and laryngeal mound. The tongue of emu was greatly reduced in comparison to the bill length. The tongue of all species showed the presence of a papillary crest which were separated the body from the root of the tongue.

Keywords: Oropharynx, Roof, Floor, Choanal cleft

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Rajalakshmi, K., P. Sridevi and Siva Kumar, M. 2020. Comparative Gross Anatomical Studies on Oropharynx of Flamingo, Great Indian Horned Owl, Budgerigar, Peahen and Emu.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 1866-1872. doi:
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