Morphological conservation of limb natural pendular period in the domestic dog (Canis familiaris): Implications for locomotor energetics

  title={Morphological conservation of limb natural pendular period in the domestic dog (Canis familiaris): Implications for locomotor energetics},
  author={M. Myers and K. Steudel},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  • M. Myers, K. Steudel
  • Published 1997
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Morphology
  • For better understanding of the links between limb morphology and the metabolic cost of locomotion, we have characterized the relationships between limb length and shape and other functionally important variables in the straightened forelimbs and hindlimbs of a sample of 12 domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). Intra‐animal comparisons show that forelimbs and hindlimbs are very similar (not significantly different) in natural pendular period (NPP), center‐of‐mass, and radius of gyration, even… CONTINUE READING

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