n.1.(Zool.) Any bird with a schizognathous palate.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In the present study, 1040-1490 g live weight adult 14 seagulls (Larus fuscus), a non-migratory bird from Schizognath group, that were used in different studies in the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Istanbul University and 3480-3920g live weight seven adult storks (Ciconia ciconia), migratory birds from Desmognath group, when they were about to die and could not be saved were used for the study.
Based on the skull, birds are divided into four (4) groups as palaeognath, schizognath, desmognath and aegithognath (Demirsoy, 1992).