Article describing the anatomy of the trunk muscles, their properties that determine muscle performance (mass, length and physiological cross-sectional area [PCSA]) and investigating their scaling in juvenile Alligator mississippiensis spanning an order of magnitude in body mass (359 g–5.5 kg). Findings support existing anecdotal evidence that crocodilians shift their breathing mechanics as they increase in size.
July 23, 2021
Rose, Kayleigh A. R.; Tickle, Peter G.; Elsey, Ruth M.; Sellers, William I.; Crossley, Dane A., II & Codd, Jonathan R.
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