Contributions to Zoology, 80 (2) – 2011

Structure and function of the feeding apparatus in the common musk turtle Sternotherus odoratus (Chelonia, Kinosternidae)

Nikolay Natchev1,3, Egon Heiss1, Katharina Singer1, Stefan Kummer1, Dietmar Salaberger2, Josef Weisgram1

1.  Department of Theoretical Biology, University of Vienna, Althanstr. 14, A-1090 Vienna, Austria

2.  Campus Wels, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Stelzhammerstr. 23, 4600 Wels, Austria

3. nikolay.natchev@univie.ac.at

Keywords: feeding behaviour, head morphology, motion analysis, mud turtles, suction