Evolutionary patterns of bone histology and bone compactness in xenarthran mammal long bones.

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Fiona R Straehl; Torsten M Scheyer; Analía M Forasiepi; Ross D MacPhee; Marcelo R Sánchez-Villagra;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 8,issue 7 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3706384, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069275, doi: 10.5167/uzh-79364
  • Subject: Research Article | Earth Sciences | Paleobiology | Cenozoic | Ciencias de la Tierra y Relacionadas Con El Medio Ambiente | Evolutionary Biology | Histology | Paleontology | Recent | 560 Fossils & prehistoric life | Biology | Paleontological Institute and Museum | Mammalogy | Musculoskeletal System | Bone | Medicine | Vertebrate Paleontology | xenarthra | Anatomy and Physiology | Ciencias Naturales y Exactas | Q | R | Paleontología | Science | Zoology

Bone microstructure reflects physiological characteristics and has been shown to contain phylogenetic and ecological signals. Although mammalian long bone histology is receiving increasing attention, systematic examination of the main clades has not yet been performed. ... View more