Body mass estimation in non‐avian bipeds using a theoretical conversion to quadruped stylopodial proportions

@article{Campione2014BodyME,
  title={Body mass estimation in non‐avian bipeds using a theoretical conversion to quadruped stylopodial proportions},
  author={Nicol{\'a}s E. Campione and David C Evans and Caleb M. Brown and Matthew T. Carrano},
  journal={Methods in Ecology and Evolution},
  year={2014},
  volume={5}
}
Body mass is strongly related to both physiological and ecological properties of living organisms. As a result, generating robust, broadly applicable models for estimating body mass in the fossil record provides the opportunity to reconstruct palaeobiology and investigate evolutionary ecology on a large temporal scale. A recent study provided strong evidence that the minimum circumference of stylopodial elements (humerus and femur) is conservatively associated with body mass in living… 

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