Anatomy and histochemistry of flight muscles in a wing‐propelled diving bird, the Atlantic Puffin, Fratercula arctica

@article{Kovacs2000AnatomyAH,
  title={Anatomy and histochemistry of flight muscles in a wing‐propelled diving bird, the Atlantic Puffin, Fratercula arctica},
  author={Christopher E. Kovacs and Ron A Meyers},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  year={2000},
  volume={244}
}
Twenty-three species within the avian family Alcidae are capable of wing-propelled flight in the air and underwater. [] Key Method pectoralis, supracoracoideus, latissimus dorsi caudalis, coracobrachialis caudalis, triceps scapularis, and scapulohumeralis caudalis) from Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica) to assess if the muscle fiber types reveal the existence of a compromise associated with "dual-medium" flight. Pectoralis was found to be proportional in size with that of nondiving species, although the…

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