Architectural specialization of the intrinsic thoracic limb musculature of the American badger (Taxidea taxus)

@article{Moore2013ArchitecturalSO,
  title={Architectural specialization of the intrinsic thoracic limb musculature of the American badger (Taxidea taxus)},
  author={Alexis L. Moore and Joseph E Budny and Anthony Patrick Russell and Michael T. Butcher},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  year={2013},
  volume={274}
}
Evaluation of the relationships between muscle structure and digging function in fossorial species is limited. [] Key Method Architectural properties measured were muscle mass, belly length, fascicle length, pennation angle, and physiological cross-sectional area. Badgers possess hypertrophied shoulder flexors/humeral retractors, elbow extensors, and digital flexors. The triceps brachii is particularly massive and has long fascicles with little pennation, muscle architecture consistent with substantial…
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