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dc.contributor.author Tarquini, Juliana
dc.contributor.author Toledo, Néstor
dc.contributor.author Morgan, Cecilia Clara
dc.contributor.author Soibelzon, Leopoldo Héctor
dc.date.available 2018-06-22T19:20:23Z
dc.date.issued 2017-02
dc.identifier.citation Tarquini, Juliana; Toledo, Néstor; Morgan, Cecilia Clara; Soibelzon, Leopoldo Héctor; The forelimb of †cyonasua sp. (Procyonidae, Carnivora): Ecomorphological interpretation in the context of carnivorans; Royal Society of Edinburgh; Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh; 106; 4; 2-2017; 325-335
dc.identifier.issn 1755-6910
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11336/49712
dc.description.abstract The procyonid †Cyonasua is endemic to South America and recorded from the Late Miocene to the Early Pleistocene. This paper studies the forelimb of †Cyonasua sp. (late Pliocene of Miramar, Argentina), using an ecomorphological approach to infer morphological adaptations linked to substrate preference and locomotory mode, as well as to grasping and digging ability. Twenty linear measurements of forelimb and pectoral girdle were taken from †Cyonasua sp. and a sample of 87 specimens of extant carnivoran families (Procyonidae, Mustelidae, Ursidae, Viverridae, Canidae and Felidae). Raw values were transformed to minimise the effect of size. Morphological variation was explored by principal component analysis (PCA); substrate preference and locomotory mode were further analysed by multivariate analysis of variance (MAV) and discriminant analysis (DA); grasping and digging ability were analysed by DA. In the PCA morphospace, †Cyonasua sp. occupied a unique position, close to extant procyonids. DA classified it as non-specialised digger with poor grasping ability. The results lead to the interpretation of †Cyonasua sp. as having a moderately stabilised elbow joint with poor pronation-supination, although some climbing skills cannot be ruled out. Thus, †Cyonasua sp. could have had generalised habits, in agreement with reconstructed palaeoenvironmental conditions.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Royal Society of Edinburgh
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
dc.subject DIGGING
dc.subject ECOMORPHOLOGY
dc.subject GRASPING
dc.subject LOCOMOTORY MODE
dc.subject PROCYONIDS
dc.subject SUBSTRATE PREFERENCE
dc.subject.classification Meteorología y Ciencias Atmosféricas
dc.subject.classification Ciencias de la Tierra y relacionadas con el Medio Ambiente
dc.subject.classification CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
dc.title The forelimb of †cyonasua sp. (Procyonidae, Carnivora): Ecomorphological interpretation in the context of carnivorans
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dc.date.updated 2018-06-21T12:59:56Z
dc.journal.volume 106
dc.journal.number 4
dc.journal.pagination 325-335
dc.journal.pais Reino Unido
dc.journal.ciudad Edimburgo
dc.description.fil Fil: Tarquini, Juliana. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo. División Paleontología Vertebrados; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Toledo, Néstor. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo. División Paleontología Vertebrados; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Morgan, Cecilia Clara. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo. División Zoología de Vertebrados; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Soibelzon, Leopoldo Héctor. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo. División Paleontología Vertebrados; Argentina
dc.journal.title Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/doi/https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1755691016000207
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/url/https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/earth-and-environmental-science-transactions-of-royal-society-of-edinburgh/article/div-classtitlethe-forelimb-of-span-classitaliccyonasuaspan-sp-procyonidae-carnivora-ecomorphological-interpretation-in-the-context-of-carnivoransdiv/7F32A5DFE255CC247EC9A54295122365
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