Abstract

Muscles of the neck, trunk and tail of the Noisy Scrub-bird, Atrichornis clamosus, are described, illustrated and compared with those of the Superb Lyrebird, Menura novaehollandiae. , It is proposed that hypertrophy of various neck muscles in Atrichornis, is related to use of the head in penetrating litter and undergrowth. Atrichornis, and Menura, are shown to have qualitative differences in myology and in morphology of the uropygial glands, but taxonomic interpretation of these differences is judged to be premature without broader comparisons.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Zusi, 1985, Rec. Aust. Mus. 37(4): 229–242
Author
R. L. Zusi
Year
1985
Title
Muscles of the neck, trunk and tail in the Noisy Scrub-bird, Atrichornis clamosus, and Superb Lyrebird, Menura novaehollaindiae (Passeriformes: Atrichornithidae and Menuridae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
37
Issue
4
Start Page
229
End Page
242
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.37.1985.311
Language
English
Date Published
20 November 1985
Cover Date
20 November 1985
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
AVES; OSTEOLOGY
Digitized
16 January 2009
Reference Number
311
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