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Torsional resistance as a principal component of the structural design of long bones: comparative multivariate evidence in birds.
Here we study the occurrence of torsion-resisting morphological and histological features (thin bone walls, circular shaft cross-section, oblique collagen fibers, and laminar tissue arrangement) in aExpand
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Age estimation and longevity in reptiles.
After a brief recall of the classical meaning of the concept of longevity, the first part of this chapter describes and summarises the main current technique for the estimation of age in reptiles.Expand
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Introduction to the skeletochronological method in amphibians and reptiles
La technique squelettochronologique implique le traitement de coupes fines d'os decalcifies avec coloration a l'hematoxyline.Grâce a cette technique on a pu mettre en evidence la periodicite annuelleExpand
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First histological and skeletochronological data on temnospondyl growth: palaeoecological and palaeoclimatological implications
Abstract The metoposaurid Dutuitosaurus ouazzoui, from the Carnian (Upper Triassic) of southern Morocco is one of the best known temnospondyls; more than 75 specimens have been found, including 15Expand
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Variability and microevolutionary patterns in Triturus marmoratus from Portugal: age, size, longevity and individual growth
We conducted a comparative study of some biological parameters between different allopatric northern (high and low altitudes) and southern (low altitude) populations of Triturus marmoratus inExpand
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Bone typology and growth rate: testing and quantifying 'Amprino's rule' in the mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).
Periosteal bone histology expresses its rate of deposition. This fundamental relationship between bone structure and growth dynamics, first assumed by Amprino many decades ago, was quantified inExpand
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Periosteal bone growth rates in extant ratites (ostriche and emu). Implications for assessing growth in dinosaurs.
The first quantitative experimental data on growth dynamics of the primary cortical bone of young ratites demonstrate the following. 1) From hatching to 2 months of age, cortical thickness remainsExpand
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Expression de la dynamique de croissance dans la structure de l'os périostique chez Anas platyrhynchos
L'etude experimentale de la croissance osseuse periostique chez le colvert, entre le 42 e et le 154 e jour apres l'eclosion, revele : (1) un decalage notable dans l'âge biologique des corticalesExpand
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Assessing a relationship between bone microstructure and growth rate: a fluorescent labelling study in the king penguin chick (Aptenodytes patagonicus)
SUMMARY Microstructure–function relationships remain poorly understood in primary bone tissues. The relationship between bone growth rate and bone tissue type, although documented in some species byExpand
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