Morphological corollaries and ecological implications of flightlessness in the kakapo (Psittaciformes: Strigops habroptilus)

@article{Livezey1992MorphologicalCA,
  title={Morphological corollaries and ecological implications of flightlessness in the kakapo (Psittaciformes: Strigops habroptilus)},
  author={B. C. Livezey},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  year={1992},
  volume={213}
}
  • B. C. Livezey
  • Published 1992
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Morphology
  • The morphological corollaries of flightlessness of the kakapo (Strigops habroptilus) have been studied using skin specimens, skeletons, and pectoral dissection of an anatomical specimen. These have been compared with the closely related, flighted kea (Nestor notabilis), and secondarily with other Psittaciformes and the convergent hoatzin (Cuculiformes: Opisthocomus hoazin). S. habroptilus is the most massive and sexually dimorphic psittaciform in the world, and has the smallest relative wing… CONTINUE READING
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