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- Fedorenko, A.G., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Biology bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences 2018 v.45 no.1 pp. 51-60
- Anseriformes; ducks; encapsulation; herbivores; keratinocytes; mechanoreceptors; waterfowl
- ... Two types of surface tactile epidermal formations are identified in the bill tip organ of 11 species of lamellirostral birds. Their density arrangement and ratio in the mandible and maxilla are greater in dabbling ducks (filter-feeder species) than in herbivorous and in actively pursuing species. The length and proportions of the connective tissue tubules enclosing the encapsulated mechanoreceptor ...