Mammalogy (Fall 2012 Althoff - reference FDVM Chapter 6). LEC 05. SKELETAL CONSIDERATIONS & ADAPTATIONS FOR LOCOMOTION. Axial Skeleton. For terrestrial mammals: skeleton, muscles, and their associated structures can be viewed as one unit
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Mammalogy (Fall 2012 Althoff - reference FDVM Chapter 6)
Better suspension…on land !!
Fig. 8-2 p169 PJH
more FLEXIBILITY !!
Fig. 8-1b p168 PJH
SOURCE:Fishbeck and Sebastiani (2008) Fig. 5.20
Species Speed (km/h) Locomotion
Cheetah 110 Pronghorn 98 Elk 72 Coyote 70 Europeon hare 65 Grizzly bear 50 Human 45 Tree squirrel 20 Three-toed sloth 1 “hang”