Functional Morphology of the Forelimb of the Nine-Banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus): Comparative Perspectives on the Myology of Dasypodidae

@article{Olson2015FunctionalMO,
  title={Functional Morphology of the Forelimb of the Nine-Banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus): Comparative Perspectives on the Myology of Dasypodidae},
  author={Rachel A. Olson and Mark D Womble and Dylan R Thomas and Zachary D. Glenn and Michael T. Butcher},
  journal={Journal of Mammalian Evolution},
  year={2015},
  volume={23},
  pages={49-69}
}
The nine-banded armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus, is a member of the family Dasypodidae, which contains all extant species of armadillos and represents the most diverse group of xenarthran mammals by their speciation, form, and range of scratch-digging ability. This study aims to identify muscle traits that reflect specialization for fossorial habit by observing forelimb structure in D. novemcinctus and comparing it among armadillos using available myological data. A number of informative traits… CONTINUE READING
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