Functional anatomy of the lungs of the green lizard, Lacerta viridis.

@article{Meban1978FunctionalAO,
  title={Functional anatomy of the lungs of the green lizard, Lacerta viridis.},
  author={Cowan Meban},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  year={1978},
  volume={125 Pt 2},
  pages={
          421-31
        }
}
The gas-exchange area in the lung of Lacerta viridis has been studied by light microscopy and electron microscopy. The interior of the lung in this species is partitioned into air sacs by radially disposed septa. The surfaces of each septum are covered by a continuous epithelium, the cells of which are termed 'pneumonocytes'. Deep to the epithelium there is a close-meshed plexus of capillaries. The middle layer of the septum contains smooth muscle and fibrous tissue. Two varieties of… CONTINUE READING