The structure and development of avian lumbosacral specializations of the vertebral canal and the spinal cord with special reference to a possible function as a sense organ of equilibrium

@article{Necker2005TheSA,
  title={The structure and development of avian lumbosacral specializations of the vertebral canal and the spinal cord with special reference to a possible function as a sense organ of equilibrium},
  author={Reinhold Necker},
  journal={Anatomy and Embryology},
  year={2005},
  volume={210},
  pages={59-74}
}
  • R. Necker
  • Published 21 July 2005
  • Biology
  • Anatomy and Embryology
The avian lumbosacral vertebral column and spinal cord show a number of specializations which have recently been interpreted as a sense organ of equilibrium. This sense organ is thought to support balanced walking on the ground. Although most of the peculiar structures have been described previously, there was a need to reevaluate the specializations with regard to the possible function as a sense organ. Specializations were studied in detail in the adult pigeon. The development of the system… 
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