Scale Effects between Body Size and Limb Design in Quadrupedal Mammals

Abstract

Recently the metabolic cost of swinging the limbs has been found to be much greater than previously thought, raising the possibility that limb rotational inertia influences the energetics of locomotion. Larger mammals have a lower mass-specific cost of transport than smaller mammals. The scaling of the mass-specific cost of transport is partly explained by… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078392

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