Talk:Pharynx

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Older discussion[edit]

Whilst useful having separate articles for Human pharynx and a generic pharynx, this article is currently confusing. It states the pharynx is part of the conducting zone of the respiratory system which is made up of the nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, and terminal bronchioles; their function is to filter, warm, and moisten air and conduct it into the lungs.. However, many vertebrates have a pharynx but not lungs. The invertebrates depicted in the images in this article do not have lungs. Cmungall (talk) 06:45, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Cmungall Saw your post on WT:Anatomy. I hadn't seen this article, but no matter how you look at this it should really be reworked thoroughly. I will attempt this tomorrow. CFCF (talk) 23:47, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Nasopharynx[edit]

  • Readers would be better served by having the context that the pharynx article gives, rather than a separate article
  • This article significantly duplicates the information in Pharynx
  • This article could be reexpanded at a later date. LT910001 (talk) 03:38, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
I think I am tending against a merger although I can't marshall a strong argument against it at the moment. Partly because the naso/oro/hypo pharynx divisions as commonly defined don't work for all vertebrates, and I think the pharynx article should be applicable more broadly. I do agree that the duplication should be avoided Cmungall (talk) 06:07, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
Support fro merge. It's so much more helpful and useful to have all the subtopics of a category on the one page - where these are not so obviously needing their own page. The concern raised by Cmungall over not all aspects being appropriate for all vertebrates - the section on other animals accommodates this and lists any such differences. Feel as well that its useful to have all range of species covered in the one place.Iztwoz (talk) 19:20, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Just to note that contents of page have already been merged (since December) and there is nothing on Nasopharynx which isn't covered on Pharynx. Iztwoz (talk) 12:35, 14 April 2014 (UTC)