FEMORAL DIMENSIONS AND BODY SIZE OF ALLIGATOR MISSISSIPPIENSIS: ESTIMATING THE SIZE OF EXTINCT MESOEUCROCODYLIANS

@inproceedings{Farlow2005FEMORALDA,
  title={FEMORAL DIMENSIONS AND BODY SIZE OF ALLIGATOR MISSISSIPPIENSIS: ESTIMATING THE SIZE OF EXTINCT MESOEUCROCODYLIANS},
  author={J. O. Farlow and Grant R. Hurlburt and R. Elsey and Adam R. C. Britton and W. Langston},
  year={2005}
}
  • J. O. Farlow, Grant R. Hurlburt, +2 authors W. Langston
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Abstract Total length, snout-vent length, and body mass are tightly correlated with length and other dimensions of the femur in Alligator mississippiensis. American alligator-based equations relating total length and body mass to femoral dimensions predict the sizes of other extant crocodylian species reasonably well, suggesting that alligator-based relationships should also work for extinct crocodylians and their close relatives. Size estimates from different femoral dimensions are most… CONTINUE READING
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