Anatomy and development of the koala, Phascolarctos cinereus: an evolutionary perspective on the superfamily Vombatoidea

@article{Grand2001AnatomyAD,
  title={Anatomy and development of the koala, Phascolarctos cinereus: an evolutionary perspective on the superfamily Vombatoidea},
  author={Theodore I. Grand and Perry S. Barboza},
  journal={Anatomy and Embryology},
  year={2001},
  volume={203},
  pages={211-223}
}
Fifteen koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) – 5 pouched young from 4 to 6.5 months and 10 adults from 5 to 16.5 years – were analyzed for functional parameters (body composition, limb segment and muscle mass, post-cranial skeletal characters) and developmental expressions (growth of body, brain, musculature). [] Key Method These data were compared with a convergent eutherian, the three-toed sloth, Bradypus infuscatus, and with the koala’s distant (Macropodid; wallabies) and proximate (Vombatid; wombats…
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