3D Morphometric and Posture Study of Felid Scapulae Using Statistical Shape Modelling

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  • Kai Yu Zhang
  • Alexis Wiktorowicz-Conroy
  • John R. Hutchinson
  • Michal Klosowski
  • Sandra J. Shefelbine
  • Anthony M. J. Bull

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Original languageEnglish
Article numbere34619
Journal / PublicationPLoS ONE
Volume7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Abstract

We present a three dimensional (3D) morphometric modelling study of the scapulae of Felidae, with a focus on the correlations between forelimb postures and extracted scapular shape variations. Our shape modelling results indicate that the scapular infraspinous fossa becomes larger and relatively broader along the craniocaudal axis in larger felids. We infer that this enlargement of the scapular fossa may be a size-related specialization for postural support of the shoulder joint.

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3D Morphometric and Posture Study of Felid Scapulae Using Statistical Shape Modelling. / Zhang, Kai Yu; Wiktorowicz-Conroy, Alexis; Hutchinson, John R.; Doube, Michael; Klosowski, Michal; Shefelbine, Sandra J.; Bull, Anthony M. J.

In: PLoS ONE, Vol. 7, No. 4, e34619, 04.2012.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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