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Re: NEED BIRD RESPIRATION REF
>In Avian Biology II 1972, p. 299, R. Lasiewski says that the largest
>in bird ribcage volume during respiration occur in the posterior ribs.
>he does not give a clear reference to the source. Anyone know studies
>detailing rib-muscle function in birds?
While this is somewhat not the same topic Feduccia reports in his
lastest book and in his early bird radiation paper that Ruben believes
that the uncinates and the sternum ventilate the air-sacs and help birds
breathe with the air-sacs. This could be of some use.
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