I) as to bring the beak into close contact with the haunches of the fore-legs.
This odd animal is provided with a bill or beak, which is not, like that of a bird, affixed to the skeleton, but is merely attached to the skin and muscles.
The huge beak, looking like the great claw of a lobster, more than 8 in.
Long, with a pointed beak of 2 in.
Owing to this joint the whole upper beak can be moved up and down with extra facility, according to the shoving forwards or backwards of the palato-pterygo-quadrate apparatus which moves sledge - like upon the cranial basis.