The scaling of postcranial muscles in cats (Felidae) I: forelimb, cervical, and thoracic muscles.

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The body masses of cats (Mammalia, Carnivora, Felidae) span a ~300-fold range from the smallest to largest species. Despite this range, felid musculoskeletal anatomy remains remarkably conservative, including the maintenance of a crouched limb posture at unusually large sizes. The forelimbs in felids are important for body support and other aspects of… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/joa.12477

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@article{Cuff2016TheSO, title={The scaling of postcranial muscles in cats (Felidae) I: forelimb, cervical, and thoracic muscles.}, author={Andrew R. Cuff and Emily L. Sparkes and Marcela Randau and Stephanie E Pierce and Andrew C. Kitchener and Anjali Goswami and John R Hutchinson}, journal={Journal of anatomy}, year={2016}, volume={229 1}, pages={128-41} }