Calibration of estimated biting forces in domestic canids: comparison of post-mortem and in vivo measurements.

@article{Ellis2008CalibrationOE,
  title={Calibration of estimated biting forces in domestic canids: comparison of post-mortem and in vivo measurements.},
  author={Jennifer Lynn Ellis and Jeffrey J. Thomason and Ermias Kebreab and James France},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  year={2008},
  volume={212 6},
  pages={769-80}
}
Estimates of biting forces are widely used in paleontological and comparative studies of feeding mechanics and performance, and are usually derived from lever models based on measurements made on the skull that are relevant to the mechanics of the masticatory system. Owing to assumptions and unmeasurable errors in their estimation, such values are used comparatively rather than as absolute estimates. The purpose of this paper was to provide calibration of post-mortem calculated bite force… CONTINUE READING
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