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Scaling of the limb long bones to body mass in terrestrial mammals
Long‐bone scaling has been analyzed in a large number of terrestrial mammals for which body masses were known. Earlier proposals that geometric or elastic similarity are suitable as explanations forExpand
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Body size in proboscideans, with notes on elephant metabolism
Mass estimates for a number of fossil proboscideans were computed using regression analyses on appendicular bones to body mass, for seven specimens of modern elephants, for which body masses had beenExpand
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Bite forces and evolutionary adaptations to feeding ecology in carnivores.
The Carnivora spans the largest ecological and body size diversity of any mammalian order, making it an ideal basis for studies of evolutionary ecology and functional morphology. For animals withExpand
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Mass Prediction in Theropod Dinosaurs
Body size is a crucial life history parameter for an organism. Therefore, mass estimation for fossil species is important for many kinds of analyses. Several attempts have been made to yieldExpand
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Scaling of mammalian long bones: small and large mammals compared
Long bones from a taxonomically diverse assemblage of extant terrestrial mammals, spanning more than three orders of magnitude in body mass, have been measured in order to evaluate earlier modelsExpand
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Evolutionary implications of bite mechanics and feeding ecology in bears
Bite forces (BFs) based on a dry skull static model were computed for 122 specimens of all eight species of extant ursids. It was found that the giant panda has high BFs for its body size, and largeExpand
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Evolution of Skull and Mandible Shape in Cats (Carnivora: Felidae)
The felid family consists of two major subgroups, the sabretoothed and the feline cats, to which all extant species belong, and are the most anatomically derived of all carnivores for predation onExpand
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What size were Arctodus simus and Ursus spelaeus (Carnivora: Ursidae)?
Body masses of the giant short-faced bear (Arctodus simus Cope) and the cave bear (Ursus spelaeus Rosenmuller & Heinroth) were calculated with equations based on a long-bone dimensions:body massExpand
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A NEW SPECIES OF GIGANTIC MOSASAUR FROM THE LATE CRETACEOUS OF ISRAEL
Abstract A mosasaurid skull, 6 cervicals, the anterior two dorsals and a single posterior dorsal vertebra were found in Oron, Negev Desert, Israel, in latest Campanian deposits. The skull isExpand
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Locomotion in terrestrial mammals: the influence of body mass, limb length and bone proportions on speed
Traditionally a few limb proportions or total limb lengths have been regarded as indicative of peak running velocity. This is due to physical principles (inferred in- and outvelocities around theExpand
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