The private life of echidnas: using accelerometry and GPS to examine field biomechanics and assess the ecological impact of a widespread, semi-fossorial monotreme

@article{Clemente2016ThePL,
  title={The private life of echidnas: using accelerometry and GPS to examine field biomechanics and assess the ecological impact of a widespread, semi-fossorial monotreme},
  author={Christofer J. Clemente and Christine Elizabeth Cooper and Philip Carew Withers and Craig Freakley and Surya Singh and Philip Ian Terrill},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={219},
  pages={3271 - 3283}
}
ABSTRACT The short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) is a monotreme and therefore provides a unique combination of phylogenetic history, morphological differentiation and ecological specialisation for a mammal. The echidna has a unique appendicular skeleton, a highly specialised myrmecophagous lifestyle and a mode of locomotion that is neither typically mammalian nor reptilian, but has aspects of both lineages. We therefore were interested in the interactions of locomotor biomechanics… Expand
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