Bony orbital anatomy of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)

Kempster, RC and Hirst, LW (2002) Bony orbital anatomy of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus). Anatomical Record, 267 4: 288-291. doi:10.1002/ar.10117


Author Kempster, RC
Hirst, LW
Title Bony orbital anatomy of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)
Journal name Anatomical Record   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-276X
Publication date 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ar.10117
Volume 267
Issue 4
Start page 288
End page 291
Total pages 4
Editor Aaron J Ladman
Place of publication USA
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
321016 Opthalmology and Vision Science
730111 Hearing, vision, speech and their disorders
Abstract This is the first documented study of the anatomical details of the normal koala orbit. Baseline data are established which are necessary for understanding and treating ocular disease in the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus). The bony anatomy of the orbit of the koala was examined and described from animals that presented dead or had been euthanized for humane reasons. Dissections of the orbital cavity were performed under magnification, and descriptions of the orbital bones were from macerated skulls that had been boiled and cleaned, In general, the orbital bones of the koala, and their respective foramina, are consistent with those of other carnivorous polyprotodont and herbivorous diprotodont marsupials.
Keyword Anatomy & Morphology
Phascolarctos Cinereus
Orbit
Bony Anatomy
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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