Journal articleLocomotor mode is an important component of an animal's ecology, relating to both habitat and substrate choice (e.g., arboreal versus terrestrial) and in the case of carnivores, to mode of predation (e.g., ambush versus pursuit). Here, we examine how the morphology of the calcaneum, the ‘heel bone’ in the tarsus,...
Panciroli, Elsa ; Janis, Christine ; Stockdale, Maximilian ; Martín‐Serra, Alberto
Brain size of the lion (Panthera leo) and the tiger (P-tigris): implications for intrageneric phylogeny, intraspecific differences and the effects of captivityIntraspecific encephalization of the lion and the tiger is investigated for the first time using a very large sample. Using cranial volume as a measure of brain size, the tiger has a larger brain relative to greatest length of skull than the lion, the leopard and the jaguar. The Asian...
Yamaguchi, Nobuyuki ; Kitchener, Andrew C ; Gilissen, E ; Macdonald, David W