pygostyle


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pygostyle

(ˈpaɪɡəʊˌstaɪl)
n
(Zoology) a vertebral bone in birds
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Centre of the dish, occiput (atlas) and the pygostyle (region of the caudal vertebrae) were manually marked on a computer screen of each chick on each photograph.
The structure is called a pygostyle," Persons said.
Persons found that in some species of oviraptor, the last few vertebrae in the tail were fused into a structure called a pygostyle.
Falling and heavy landings in pet birds are commonly associated with inappropriate trimming of the flight feathers, often leading to a variety of injuries including sternal, pygostyle, beak, and leg injuries.
Exotic parts like pygostyle (chicken's buttocks) and testicles are commonly eaten in East Asia and some parts of South East Asia.
The clade Pygostylia is defined as the group including all birds with pygostyle, this is, the grouping that includes Sapeornis, Confuciusornithidae, Passer, and all of its descendants.