Morphological diversity in digital skin microstructure of didelphid marsupials.

@article{Hamrick2001MorphologicalDI,
  title={Morphological diversity in digital skin microstructure of didelphid marsupials.},
  author={Mark W Hamrick},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  year={2001},
  volume={198 Pt 6},
  pages={683-8}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate how didelphid marsupials have diversified in morphology of their claws and digital pads as they evolved different foraging preferences such as terrestrial, aquatic, and arboreal feeding behaviours. Both arboreal and more terrestrial didelphids have papillary ridges on the digital pads of the fore and hindfoot. In… CONTINUE READING