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dc.contributor.authorParés Casanova, Pere-Miquel
dc.contributor.authorMurillo, O.
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-03T08:54:00Z
dc.date.available2017-07-03T08:54:00Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-21
dc.identifier.issn2455-5800
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/59972
dc.description.abstractSeveral studies have shown unique morphological traits of sloths, affecting varied phenotypic traits from skeletal parts to soft tissues. Here we present the first descriptive allometric pattern of mandible form among the brown-throated sloth Bradypus variegatus (Schinz, 1825), based on the study of 25 specimens by means of geometric morphometric methods. The results obtained indicate that the species has a non-allometric slope, and therefore shape variation could hardly be explained by size. An established 'lever index', which can characterize the mandibular mechanical advantage, was maintained independently of the mandibular size. This non-geometric scaling of jaw form in sloth represents another uniqueness of this animal taxon.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMedico Edge Publications
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a: http://jusres.com/arch_download.php?did=29
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Scientific Research in Allied Sciences, 2016, vol. 2, núm. 2, p. 37-45
dc.rights(c) Medico Edge Publications, 2016
dc.subjectAllometry
dc.subjectCholoepus
dc.subjectThree-toed sloth
dc.subjectTwo-toed sloth
dc.subjectXenarthra
dc.titleIsometric variation in the brown-throated sloth Bradypus variegatus (Schinz, 1825) mandible
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2017-07-03T08:54:01Z
dc.identifier.idgrec024236
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