Velar vocal folds are present in female and immature male koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus)

Matthew R McCurry, Michelle R. Quayle, Justin Cally, Justin W. Adams

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It was recently shown that adult male koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) possess a novel vocal organ, the velar vocal folds, that underlie their mating bellows. Here we demonstrate through dissection of the infrahyoid region that this novel structure is also present in female and immature male koalas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-233
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Mammalogy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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