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Re: [Crocodile pubes]

For all interested, the Farmer & Carrier paper in the Journal of Experimental
Biology can be read online at:



Note: the abstract is readily available, but upon getting the acrobat reader I
encountered a internal server error; so that one might have to wait awhile.

"Jeffrey Martz" <jeffmartz@earthlink.net> wrote:
>     Ken Kinman was asking about references regarding the "hepatic piston"
breathing system in crocodilians.   I just got:
> Carrier, D. R., & Farmer, C.G. 2000. The evolution of pelvic aspiration in
archosaurs.  Paleobiology 26(2) 271-293
> This paper also references:
> Farmer, C.G., & Carrier, D.R. 2000. Pelvic aspiration in the American
alligator (Alligator mississipiensis).  Journal of Experimental Biology.
>     Have only skimmed it as of yet, so I can't comment, but the authors
claim to have proven in the second paper that the flexible pubis in
crocodilians DOES have move and have a role in respiration, contarary to the
responses to GS Paul made by Reuben's team in:
> http://www.dinosauria.com/jdp/misc/lungs.html
> LN Jeff
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