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Author (up) Hast, M.H. url  openurl
  Title The larynx of roaring and non-roaring cats Type Journal Article
  Year 1989 Publication J Anat Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 163 Issue Pages 117-121  
  Keywords Animal; Carnivora; anatomy; histology; Cats; Comparative; study; Female; Larynx; physiology; Lions; Male; Vocal; Cords; vocalization; browse; 260  
  Abstract Dissections were made of the larynges of 14 species of the cat family, with representative specimens from all genera. It was found that the vocal folds of the larynx of genus Panthera (with the exception of the snow leopard) form the basic structure of a sound generator well- designed to produce a high acoustical energy. Combined with an efficient sound radiator (vocal tract) that can be adjusted in length, a Panthera can use its vocal instrument literally to blow its own horn with a 'roar'. Also, it is proposed that laryngeal morphology can be used as an anatomical character in mammalian taxonomy.  
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  ISSN 0021-8782 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes Document Type: eng Approved no  
  Call Number SLN @ rana @ 143 Serial 374  
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