Limb preference and skeletal asymmetry in the cane toad, Bufo marinus (Anura: Bufonidae).

@article{Robins2002LimbPA,
  title={Limb preference and skeletal asymmetry in the cane toad, Bufo marinus (Anura: Bufonidae).},
  author={Andrew Robins and Lesley J. Rogers},
  journal={Laterality},
  year={2002},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={261-75}
}
Two forms of skeletal asymmetry were identified in a population of cane toads, Bufo marinus, an exotic species in Australia. Fluctuating asymmetry characterised the lengths and weights of the long bones of the forelimbs and hindlimbs. Directional asymmetry was observed in the structure of the pectoral girdle of the toads, with the right epicoracoid positioned ventral to the left epicoracoid in 88% of the skeletons examined. Morphological data from a cohort of individuals were correlated with… CONTINUE READING

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