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Correlates between calcaneal morphology and locomotion in extant and extinct carnivorous mammals

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Locomotor mode is an important component of an animal's ecology, relating to both habitat and substrate choice (e.g., arboreal versus terrestrial) and in the case of carnivores, to mode of predation (e.g., ambush versus pursuit). Here, we examine how the morphology of the calcaneum, the 'heel bone' in the tarsus, correlates with locomotion in extant carnivores. Other studies have confirmed the correlation of calcaneal morphology with locomotion behaviour and habitat. The robust nature of the ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Natural History Museum
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-8350-3380
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0221-1103
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Journal of Morphology More from this journal
Volume:
278
Issue:
10
Pages:
1333-1353
Place of publication:
United States
Publication date:
2017-06-11
Acceptance date:
2017-05-20
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EISSN:
1097-4687
ISSN:
0362-2525
Pmid:
28603865
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
730650
Local pid:
pubs:730650
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2020-10-06

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