Functional Morphology of the Hyoid Apparatus in Old World Suboscines (Eurylaimides): 2. Functional Analysis

  title={Functional Morphology of the Hyoid Apparatus in Old World Suboscines (Eurylaimides): 2. Functional Analysis},
  author={Ekaterina Zubkova},
  journal={Biology Bulletin},
  pages={916 - 928}
  • E. Zubkova
  • Published 1 December 2019
  • Biology
  • Biology Bulletin
The structure and functioning of the hyoid and jaw apparatus of birds are closely related to the features of feeding behavior and diet. Analyzing these characteristics together, we can reveal the potential capabilities of this biomechanical node as a whole. Such a complex analysis of the hyoid apparatus of the Old World suboscine passerine birds (Eurylaimides) is presented in this paper. For the birds of each family (Pittidae, Eurylaimidae, and Philepittidae), a functional interpretation of the… 


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