4-Title: Gross-anatomical studies on the cervical vertebrae of chital (Axis axis)

Authors: Vijay Meena, Sanjeev Joshi, Rakesh Mathur and Om Prakash Choudhary

Source: Ruminant Science (2014)-3(2):151-154

How to cite this manuscript: Meena Vijay, Joshi Sanjeev, Mathur Rakesh and Choudhary Om Prakash (2014). Gross-anatomical studies on the cervical vertebrae of chital (Axis axis). Ruminant Science 3(2):151-154


Present study was conducted on the cervical vertebrae of chital. There were seven cervical vertebrae which had a long cylindrical body and the prominent crest along the mid-ventral axis. The convexity at the cranial end and the concavity at the caudal end of body were prominent. These decreased in length from before backwards, while their width increased. The articular processes were well developed.


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