"Beak" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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In some animals, the jaws together with their horny covering. The beak usually refers to the bill of birds in which the whole varies greatly in form according of the food and habits of the bird. While the beak refers most commonly to birds, the anatomical counterpart is found also in the turtle, squid, and octopus. (From Webster, 3d ed & Storer, et al., General Zoology, 6th ed, p491, 755)
- Bill, Avian
- Avian Bill
- Avian Bills
- Bills, Avian
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Beak" by people in Profiles.
Intrinsically disordered BMP4 morphogen and the beak of the finch: Co-option of an ancient axial patterning system. Int J Biol Macromol. 2022 Oct 31; 219:366-373.
Oldest Finch-Beaked Birds Reveal Parallel Ecological Radiations in the Earliest Evolution of Passerines. Curr Biol. 2019 02 18; 29(4):657-663.e1.
A Triassic stem turtle with an edentulous beak. Nature. 2018 08; 560(7719):476-479.
Evolution of facial innervation in anomodont therapsids (Synapsida): Insights from X-ray computerized microtomography. J Morphol. 2018 05; 279(5):673-701.
Adaptive radiations: there's something about finches. Curr Biol. 2011 Dec 06; 21(23):R953-5.
Ecologically distinct dinosaurian sister group shows early diversification of Ornithodira. Nature. 2010 Mar 04; 464(7285):95-8.
Evolutionary biology: how to build a longer beak. Nature. 2006 Aug 03; 442(7102):515-6.
Palaeontology. The beaks of ostrich dinosaurs. Nature. 2001 Aug 30; 412(6850):873-4.