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The sharply tapering skull of the honey possum is delicately constructed and has only a few, minute teeth; its mandible is reduced to a thin, flexible rod. The mandibular fossa has been displaced caudally to the caudomedial corner of the squamosal. Head skeletons of the feathertail glider and western pygmy-possum, omnivores that are closely related to the(More)
The extracellular electrical activity of the stomach and small intestine of a macropodid marsupial was studied using chronically implanted bipolar electrodes. Recordings from the elongate, tubular, haustrated stomach showed triphasic slow waves with a frequency of 5.5/min, an amplitude of 120 microV and an aborad propagation rate of 3 mm/sec. Action(More)
The retinal photoreceptors of the galah (Eolophus roseicapillus), an Australian cockatoo, consist of rods, single cones and double (unequal) cones present in a ratio of about 1:3:3 respectively. The rods are long slim cells which are believed to undergo retinomotor movements. The rod inner segment displays an ellipsoid of mitochondria, much rough(More)
In this study the macroscopic and microscopic structure of the heart of a fast growing, meat-type turkey line (British United turkeys BUT Big 6) and a wild-type turkey line (Canadian Wild turkey) were compared. At 8 and 16 weeks of age, 10 birds of each genotype and sex were sampled. The body mass and heart mass of the meat-type turkey both increased at a(More)
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