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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2006 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 12 | Page No.: 1093-1095
Larynx Anatomy in a Tiger (Panthera tigris, Linnaeus, 1758)
William Perez , Martin Lima and Bibiana Cunarro
 
Abstract: In this study the anatomy of the larynx of a male, 18 year old tiger that died in a local zoo is described. Topographically, the larynx of the tiger was situated over the median plane, in the cranial half of the neck. It had a length of 10.0 cm when measured from its ventral side. The cartilages that formed it were the classic five cartilages found in the domestic animals. The thyroid cartilage had a caudal notch well demarcated, closed in part by the cricothyroid muscle and by the cricothyroid ligament. The hyoepiglottic muscle was double. The cavity of the larynx had a dorso-ventral diameter measuring 3.5 cm in the glottis and a side to side diameter of 3.0 cm. The anatomy of the larynx in this animal was different from that of the cat.
 
How to cite this article:
William Perez , Martin Lima and Bibiana Cunarro , 2006. Larynx Anatomy in a Tiger (Panthera tigris, Linnaeus, 1758). Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 5: 1093-1095.
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