Functional correlation between habitat use and leg morphology in birds ( Aves )

@inproceedings{Zeffer2003FunctionalCB,
  title={Functional correlation between habitat use and leg morphology in birds ( Aves )},
  author={A Zeffer and Linda Johansson and {\AA}SA MARMEBRO},
  year={2003}
}
Many of the morphological features of animals are considered to be adaptations to the habitat that the animals utilize. The habitats utilized by birds vary, perhaps more than for any other group of vertebrates. Here, we study possible adaptations in the morphology of the skeletal elements of the hind limbs to the habitat of birds. Measurements of the lengths of the femur, tibiotarsus and tarsometatarsus of 323 bird species from 74 families are used together with body mass data, taken from the… CONTINUE READING
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