Bite Force Estimation and the Fiber Architecture of Felid Masticatory Muscles

@article{HartstoneRose2012BiteFE,
  title={Bite Force Estimation and the Fiber Architecture of Felid Masticatory Muscles},
  author={Adam Hartstone‐Rose and Jonathan M. G. Perry and Caroline J. Morrow},
  journal={The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={295}
}
Increasingly, analyses of craniodental dietary adaptations take into account mechanical properties of foods. However, masticatory muscle fiber architecture has been described for relatively few lineages, even though an understanding of the scaling of this anatomy can yield important information about adaptations for stretch and strength in the masticatory system. Data on the mandibular adductors of 28 specimens from nine species of felids representing nearly the entire body size range of the… 
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