Functional morphology of the hindlimb of tupaiids (Mammalia, Scandentia) and its phylogenetic implications

  title={Functional morphology of the hindlimb of tupaiids (Mammalia, Scandentia) and its phylogenetic implications},
  author={E. Sargis},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  • E. Sargis
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Morphology
  • In this study, the hindlimb of 12 species of tupaiids was analyzed functionally and compared to that of primates, dermopterans, and chiropterans. Many aspects of the tupaiid hindlimb vary in relation to differential substrate use. These differences include width of the ilium, shape of the acetabulum, size of the anterior inferior iliac spine, size of the greater and third trochanters, depth of the femoral condyles, shape of the patellar groove, and size of the tibial tuberosity. The hindlimb of… CONTINUE READING
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