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nasalis

/na·sa·lis/ (na-za´lis) [L.] nasal.

nasalis

[nāzal′is]
Etymology: L, nasus, nose
one of the three muscles of the nose, divided into a transverse part and an alar part. The transverse part arises from the maxilla and covers the bridge of the nose; the alar part attaches at one end to the greater alar cartilage and at the other end to skin at the end of the nose. The transverse part serves to depress the cartilaginous part of the nose and to draw the alar toward the septum. The alar part serves to dilate the nostril. Compare depressor septi, procerus.
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1972 Ecology and behaviour of the wild proboscis monkey Nasalis larvatus (Wurmb), in Sabah, Malaysia.
1964 Observations on the habits of the proboscis monkey, Nasalis larvatus (Wurmb), made in the Brunei Bay area, Borneo.
1985 Habitat use, ranging behaviour and food habits of the proboscis monkey Nasalis larvatus (van Wurmb) in Sarawak.
1989 Feeding ecology of the proboscis monkey Nasalis larvatus.
1990 Proboscis monkey Nasalis larvatus social organisation : Nature and possible functions of intergroup patterns of association.