A functional and evolutionary analysis of Rhynchokinesis in birds

  title={A functional and evolutionary analysis of Rhynchokinesis in birds},
  author={R. Zusi},
  • R. Zusi
  • Published 1984
  • Biology
  • Zusi, Richard L. A Functional and Evolutionary Analysis of Rhynchokinesis in Birds. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, number 395, 40 pages, 20 figures, 2 tables 1984.—In this paper avian cranial kinesis is analysed in terms of the configuration of bony hinges found in the upper jaw. Three basic forms of kinesis are recognized: prokinesis, amphikinesis, and rhynchokinesis; rhynchokinesis is subdivided into double, distal, proximal, central, and extensive rhynchokinesis. Schizorhiny is… CONTINUE READING
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