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Gross Anatomical Studies on the Pelvic Girdle of African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus)

O.R.Sathyamoorthy, K.Nagarajan, G.V.Sudhakar Rao and T. Shiarjit Singh

Department of Veterinary Anatomy, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai 600 007, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal April 2020: 97 (4) - pages 20 to 24
(Received: December, 2019, Accepted: January, 2020)


The pelvic girdle of African grey parrot was large and consisted of two os coxae, each of which was made up of an ilium, an ischium and a pubis. The acetabulum was formed by ilium, ischium and pubis. The ischium was triangular, narrow, elongated curved and slightly thick bony plate, situated ventral to the post acetabular part of ilium. The pubis was a thin which followed the ventral border of the ischium and projected slightly beyond it caudally and bent medially. The pectineal process was absent.

Key Words: Os coxae, ilium, ischium, pubis, acetabulum, renal fossa

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