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

Title: 3D Morphometric and Posture Study of Felid Scapulae Using Statistical Shape Modelling
Author(s): Zhang, KY
Wiktorowicz-Conroy, A
Hutchinson, JR
Doube, M
Klosowski, M
Shefelbine, SJ
Bull, AMJ
Item Type: Journal Article
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.
Publication Date: 11-Apr-2012
Date of Acceptance: 2-Mar-2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/52129
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0034619
ISSN: 1932-6203
Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Journal / Book Title: PLoS ONE
Volume: 7
Issue: 4
Sponsor/Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Funder's Grant Number: BB/F001169/1
Copyright Statement: © 2012 Zhang et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Keywords: Science & Technology
Multidisciplinary Sciences
Science & Technology - Other Topics
MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES
BODY-SIZE
LONG BONES
QUADRUPEDAL LOCOMOTION
THERIAN MAMMALS
EVOLUTION
BIOMECHANICS
ALLOMETRY
MECHANICS
FORELIMB
LIMBS
Animals
Body Size
Felidae
Forelimb
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Posture
Scapula
Scapula
Forelimb
Animals
Felidae
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Body Size
Posture
Science & Technology
Multidisciplinary Sciences
Science & Technology - Other Topics
MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES
BODY-SIZE
LONG BONES
QUADRUPEDAL LOCOMOTION
THERIAN MAMMALS
EVOLUTION
BIOMECHANICS
ALLOMETRY
MECHANICS
FORELIMB
LIMBS
MD Multidisciplinary
General Science & Technology
Publication Status: Published
Article Number: e34619
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Bioengineering



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