Geometry and evolutionary parallelism in the long bones of cavioid rodents and small artiodactyls

Abstract

Morphological parallelism between South American cavioid rodents and small artiodactyls from the Old World has been postulated for a long time. Our study deals with this question from the point of view of biomechanical characteristics of the long bones. For this, cross-sectional area, second moment of the area, polar moment, athletic ability indicators and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12038-011-9157-3

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