[Jaws of birds].

Abstract

Birds (Class Aves) have been hypothesized to have evolved from theropod dinosaurs, which belong to the group known as diapsid reptiles, during the Mesozoic era. They subsequently acquired derived characters relating to flying ability in all parts of their body, including the jaws, which were toothed in the ancestral forms but beaked in later members. When… (More)

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@article{Matsuoka2005JawsOB, title={[Jaws of birds].}, author={Hiroshige Matsuoka}, journal={Clinical calcium}, year={2005}, volume={15 5}, pages={859-67} }