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Gross Morphometrical studies of Sternum of Pariah Kite (Milvus migrans)

Author(s): Tomar M.P.S. | Vaish Rakhi | Parmar M.K. | Shrivastav A.B. and Tiwari Yogita

Journal: Veterinary World
ISSN 0972-8988

Volume: 4;
Issue: 4.000;
Start page: 171;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Morphometry | Sternum | Carin | Pariah kite | Milvus migrans | Wildlife | Anatomy

The sternum of an adult Pariah kite (Milvus migrans) was studied for its gross morphometry. It was procured from Department of Wildlife Health and Management. The sternum of Pariah Kite was in the form of quadrilateral plate with dorsal, concave surface and ventral, convex surface. It formed the thoracic floor and was directed backwards and downwards in an oblique manner. The length and width of sternum were 6.00 cm and 4.20 cm., respectively. Ventral projection, the carina was in the form of thin curved plate, the height of which decreased from before backwards. It was 6.00 cm long, 1.30cm wide and 0.30cm thick (at anterior end). Anterior border was triangular and had an elongated facet on either side for articulation with distal extremity of the coracoids. The caudolateral angles were prominent. At the medial aspect of caudolateral angles a small oval, translucent area covered with a thin membrane was present. [Vet. World 2011; 4(4.000): 171-172]
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