Hornbills are a family of bird found in tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia and Melanesia. They are characterized by a long, down-curved bill which is frequently brightly colored and sometimes has a casque on the upper mandible. Hornbills are the only birds in which the first two neck vertebrae (the axis and atlas) are fused together; this probably provides a more stable platform for carrying the bill. The family is omnivorous, feeding on fruit and small animals.

Hornbills are a family of bird found in tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia and Melanesia. They are characterized by a long, down-curved bill which is frequently brightly colored and sometimes has a casque on the upper mandible. Hornbills are the only birds in which the first two neck vertebrae (the axis and atlas) are fused together; this probably provides a more stable platform for carrying the bill. The family is omnivorous, feeding on fruit and small animals.

AUROCHS BOS PRIMIGENIUS TAURUS VERTEBRA FOSSILS BONES

AUROCHS BOS PRIMIGENIUS TAURUS VERTEBRA FOSSILS BONES

Vertebral Column anatomy poster shows location of atlas and axis, cervical, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, sacrum and coccyx.

Vertebral Column anatomy poster

Vertebral Column anatomy poster shows location of atlas and axis, cervical, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae, sacrum and coccyx.

Name: Shaochilong ‭(‬Shark toothed dragon‭)‬. Phonetic: Sh-ow-chi-long. Named By: Stephen L.‭ ‬Brusatte et al.‭ ‬-‭

Name: Shaochilong ‭(‬Shark toothed dragon‭)‬. Phonetic: Sh-ow-chi-long. Named By: Stephen L.‭ ‬Brusatte et al.‭ ‬-‭

AUROCHS BOS PRIMIGENIUS TAURUS VERTEBRA FOSSILS BONES

AUROCHS BOS PRIMIGENIUS TAURUS VERTEBRA FOSSILS BONES

AUROCHS BOS PRIMIGENIUS TAURUS VERTEBRA FOSSILS BONES

AUROCHS BOS PRIMIGENIUS TAURUS VERTEBRA FOSSILS BONES

AUROCHS BOS PRIMIGENIUS TAURUS VERTEBRA FOSSILS BONES

AUROCHS BOS PRIMIGENIUS TAURUS VERTEBRA FOSSILS BONES

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