Estimating Body Mass from the Astragalus in Mammals

  title={Estimating Body Mass from the Astragalus in Mammals},
  author={Takehisa Tsubamoto},
  • T. Tsubamoto
  • Published 2012
  • Environmental Science, Biology, Geography
Astragalar fossils have been intensively studied as an indicator of the functional morphology and phylogenetic relationships of mammals. However, relatively few studies have investigated the relationship between astragalar size and body mass, usually with a focus on a particular taxonomic group. Here, univariate and multiple regression models are used to analyze the relationship between astragalar size and body mass based on an extensive sample of extant land mammals (11 orders, 48 species, 80… 

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