Teresa Strickler

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The purpose of this paper is to describe in detail the shoulder myology of the La Plata River Dolphin, Pontoporia blainvillei, and to review the literature on cetacean shoulder myology. Three fetal and one adult animal were used for the collection of morphological information. Pontoporia is less specialized in its shoulder anatomy that most delphinid(More)
The axial muscular system of Pontoporia blainvillei is described and compared with published reports of this system in other cetaceans. A comprehensive system for classification of axial muscles is presented, based on the studies of Slijper. A discrete obliquus capitis inferior is described for the first time in cetacea, and it is suggested that its absence(More)
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