Search the Article Database:

Search our library of articles, papers and other published materials. You can use keywords or boolean-style search:

How the even-toed ungulate vertebral column works: Comparison of intervertebral mobility in 33 genera

In this study, we used a previously developed osteometry-based method to calculate available range of motion in presacral intervertebral joints in artiodactyls. We have quantified all three directions of intervertebral mobility: sagittal bending (SB), lateral bending (LB), and axial rotation (AR). This research covers 10 extant families of artiodactyls from 33 genera and 39 species. The cervical region in artiodactyls is the most mobile region of the presacral vertebral column in SB and LB. Mobility is unevenly distributed throughout the

View Details + Download