A preliminary qualitative analysis of the axial skeleton of tupaiids (Mammalia, Scandentia): functional morphology and phylogenetic implications

@article{Sargis2001APQ,
  title={A preliminary qualitative analysis of the axial skeleton of tupaiids (Mammalia, Scandentia): functional morphology and phylogenetic implications},
  author={E. Sargis},
  journal={Journal of Zoology},
  year={2001},
  volume={253},
  pages={473-483}
}
  • E. Sargis
  • Published 2001
  • Biology
  • Journal of Zoology
  • In this study, the axial skeleton of 14 species of tupaiids (tree shrews) was analysed functionally and compared to that of other archontan mammals. Several differences that relate to differential substrate use were found in the ribs and vertebrae. These differences included cranio-caudal width of the ribs; number of thoracic, lumbar, and caudal vertebrae; cranio-caudal width of the atlas; orientation of the spinous process of the axis; length and cranio-caudal width of the spinous processes of… CONTINUE READING
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