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Biology of the sauropod dinosaurs: the evolution of gigantism
The herbivorous sauropod dinosaurs of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods were the largest terrestrial animals ever, surpassing the largest herbivorous mammals by an order of magnitude in body mass.Expand
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What does "arboreal locomotion" mean exactly and what are the relationships between "climbing", environment and morphology?
  • H. Preuschoft
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Zeitschrift fur Morphologie und Anthropologie
  • 1 March 2002
The characteristics of "climbing" in the sense of locomotion or posture on three-dimensional substrates are discussed from a biomechanical viewpoint. Expand
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Functional Analysis of the Primate Shoulder
Studies of the shoulder girdle are in most cases restricted to morphological comparisons and rarely aim at elucidating function in a strictly biomechanical sense. To fill this gap, we investigatedExpand
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Biomechanics of Brachiation
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Functional anatomy of the upper extremity
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Size influences on primate locomotion and body shape, with special emphasis on the locomotion of 'small mammals'.
The mechanical laws which make possible several characteristic and well-known modes of primate locomotion are reviewed. Biological requirements are fulfilled in small and in large primates byExpand
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Mechanisms for the acquisition of habitual bipedality: are there biomechanical reasons for the acquisition of upright bipedal posture?
Morphology and biomechanics are linked by causal morphogenesis (‘Wolff's law’) and the interplay of mutations and selection (Darwin's ‘survival of the fittest’). Thus shape‐based selective pressuresExpand
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Funktionsanpassungen in Form und Struktur an Haifischzähnen
SummaryThe surface of selachian teeth is covered by a 0.2–0.9 mm layer which is analogous to the enamel in mammals. The first detailed study on this material with the aid of a scanning electronExpand
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The effect of substrate compliance on the biomechanics of gibbon leaps
We used a biomechanical analysis of captive gibbons leaping from stiff and compliant poles. Expand
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