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Gross anatomical studies on the sternum of African gray parrot (Psittacus erithacus)

O.R.Sathyamoorthy, R.Mahaprabhu and S.Ushakumary

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

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal February 2020: 97 (2) - pages 20 to 23
(Received: August, 2019, Accepted: September, 2019)


The sternum of African gray parrot was comprised of a rostrum or manubrium sterni (sternal spine), a body or corpus sterni and a keel or sternal crest. The sternal spine was long, thick and bent, hook - like process. The corpus sterni was quadrilateral in shape. The craniolateral processes were short and quadrilateral in shape. The sternal crest was well developed and triangular. The caudolateral processes were short and broad.

Key Words: Sternal crest, sternal spine, craniolateral process, caudolateral process

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