GROSS ANATOMICAL STUDIES OF THE SCAPULA IN LEOPARD (Panthera pardus)
A. R. Sreeranjini , Indu V. Raj, N. Ashok and K. R. Harshan
Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.2008. 39:47-48.
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A study was conducted on the scapula of two leopards (Panthera pardus). The scapula presented two surfaces, three borders and three angles as in other species. Spine of scapula divided the lateral surface into a supraspinous and an infraspinous fossa. Ventral end of the spine presented acromion or hamate process. Above the hamate process a small suprahamate process was also noticed. The medial surface presented a shallow subscapular fossa and facies serrata. Supraglenoid tubercle and coracoid process were recorded proximal to the glenoid cavity.
Key words: Scapula, anatomy, leopard