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J RAICH and A CASINOS (1991)

Limb proportions in terrestrial mammals.

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 121(2):295-314.

A large sample of terrestrial mammals (Primates excluded) was used to investigate the relative proportions between the lengths of the long bones. In a more reduced number of species, regressions between limb length against body mass, diameters of proximal and distal bones, and metapodial lengths, were calculated. There appears a strong tendency towards isometry, in cases where lengths or diameters are compared. The limb length scales against body mass with an exponent close to that previously postulated (0.34).

LIMB BONES; PROPORTIONS; MAMMALS; LIMB LENGTH
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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