Studies in functional and analytical craniology: V. The functional metamorphoses of the carnivorous skull

Tucker R. (1954) Studies in functional and analytical craniology: V. The functional metamorphoses of the carnivorous skull. Australian Journal of Zoology, 2 3: 418-426. doi:10.1071/ZO9540418


Author Tucker R.
Title Studies in functional and analytical craniology: V. The functional metamorphoses of the carnivorous skull
Journal name Australian Journal of Zoology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1446-5698
Publication date 1954
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/ZO9540418
Volume 2
Issue 3
Start page 418
End page 426
Total pages 9
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1105 Dentistry
Abstract Four main positions of circumscribed stresses in carnivores are distinguished as exemplified by the conditions in (i) Canidae, (ii) Felidae, (iii) Machairondontinae and Odobenidae, and (iv) Otaridae and Phocidae. The functional transformations in the last two divisions are discussed with reference to the Canidae and Felidae. The changes in Phocidae and Otaridae are caused by the vanishing of the maxillary node. In Smilodon, the moments of the masseter and temporal muscle and the way in which the muscular torque is formed in the cat and Smilodon, are discussed. The extinction of Smilodon is explained in a mechanical way. In connection with it further relations of force are analysed with special reference to the torque and its moments. The skull of Mustelidae is briefly discussed as an example of transposition caused by a different type of locomotion.
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