The hind limb musculature of the brown kiwi, Apteryx australis mantelli.

@article{McGowan1979TheHL,
  title={The hind limb musculature of the brown kiwi, Apteryx australis mantelli.},
  author={Clement McGowan},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={1979},
  volume={160 1},
  pages={
          33-73
        }
}
The most complete account of the hind leg muscles of the kiwi was published a century ago by Sir Richard Owen, in his seventy-fifth year. This extensively-cited work has several omissions and errors, and while certain of these were corrected by subsequent authors, sufficient uncertainty remains to warrant a reinvestigation. In the present study a detailed description of the hind leg musculature is given, based upon dissections of two frozen specimens. An indication of the possible function of… CONTINUE READING

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