A functional-morphometric analysis of forelimbs in bipedal and quadrupedal heteromyid rodents

@inproceedings{Price1993AFA,
  title={A functional-morphometric analysis of forelimbs in bipedal and quadrupedal heteromyid rodents},
  author={Mary V. Price},
  year={1993}
}
The rodent family Heteromyidae contains bipedal hoppers and quadrupedal runners. The possibility that bipedalism is associated with forelimb specialization for nonlocomotory functions, such as burrowing and seed-gathering, motivated a static functional-morphometric and interspecific allometric analysis of 18 metric characters of the forelimb skeleton. A principal-components analysis, across 28 species in six genera, showed that lengths of proximal (scapula, humerus) and distal (ulna, radius… CONTINUE READING

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