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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228667/three-new-species-of-the-killifish-genus-melanorivulus-from-the-central-brazilian-cerrado-savanna-cyprinodontiformes-aplocheilidae
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Wilson J E M Costa
Three new species are described from the Neotropical region comprising the Cerrado savannas of the central Brazilian plateaus, which is among the most important biodiversity centres in the world. These species are considered closely related to Melanorivulus dapazi from the same region, with which they share the presence of a rudimentary interarcual cartilage and a dark reddish brown distal margin on the male anal fin. The group comprising Melanorivulus dapazi and the three new species is here named as the Melanorivulus dapazi species group...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224053/understanding-morphological-variability-in-a-taxonomic-context-in-chilean-diplomystids-teleostei-siluriformes-including-the-description-of-a-new-species
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Gloria Arratia, Claudio Quezada-Romegialli
Following study of the external morphology and its unmatched variability throughout ontogeny and a re-examination of selected morphological characters based on many specimens of diplomystids from Central and South Chile, we revised and emended previous specific diagnoses and consider Diplomystes chilensis, D. nahuelbutaensis, D. camposensis, and Olivaichthys viedmensis (Baker River) to be valid species. Another group, previously identified as Diplomystes sp., D. spec., D. aff. chilensis, and D. cf. chilensis inhabiting rivers between Rapel and Itata Basins is given a new specific name (Diplomystes incognitus) and is diagnosed...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213868/elliptical-fourier-analysis-fundamentals-applications-and-value-for-forensic-anthropology
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REVIEW
Jodi Caple, John Byrd, Carl N Stephan
The numerical description of skeletal morphology enables forensic anthropologists to conduct objective, reproducible, and structured tests, with the added capability of verifying morphoscopic-based analyses. One technique that permits comprehensive quantification of outline shape is elliptical Fourier analysis. This curve fitting technique allows a form's outline to be approximated via the sum of multiple sine and cosine waves, permitting the profile perimeter of an object to be described in a dense (continuous) manner at a user-defined level of precision...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199316/knoetschkesuchus-langenbergensis-gen-nov-sp-nov-a-new-atoposaurid-crocodyliform-from-the-upper-jurassic-langenberg-quarry-lower-saxony-northwestern-germany-and-its-relationships-to-theriosuchus
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Daniela Schwarz, Maik Raddatz, Oliver Wings
We report a new, small-sized atoposaurid crocodyliform from the Upper Jurassic of Langenberg, Northeastern Germany. Atoposaurids are small-sized Mesozoic crocodyliforms of mainly European distribution, which are considered to be phylogenetically close to the origin of Eusuchia. Knoetschkesuchus langenbergensis gen. nov. sp. nov. is represented by two well-preserved skulls and additional cranial and postcranial remains representing different ontogenetic stages. 3D reconstructions of a juvenile skull based on micro-computed tomography allow the most detailed description of cranial remains of any atoposaurid hitherto presented...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199011/the-osteology-lesson-of-sebastiaen-egbertszn-1619
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F F A IJpma, T M van Gulik
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March 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194313/off-the-scale-a-new-species-of-fish-scale-gecko-squamata-gekkonidae-geckolepis-with-exceptionally-large-scales
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Mark D Scherz, Juan D Daza, Jörn Köhler, Miguel Vences, Frank Glaw
The gecko genus Geckolepis, endemic to Madagascar and the Comoro archipelago, is taxonomically challenging. One reason is its members ability to autotomize a large portion of their scales when grasped or touched, most likely to escape predation. Based on an integrative taxonomic approach including external morphology, morphometrics, genetics, pholidosis, and osteology, we here describe the first new species from this genus in 75 years: Geckolepis megalepissp. nov. from the limestone karst of Ankarana in northern Madagascar...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187672/phylogenetic-relationships-and-a-new-classification-of-the-family-cyclopteridae-perciformes-cottoidei
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Kanami Oku, Hisashi Imamura, Mamoru Yabe
 Phylogenetic relationships of the family Cyclopteridae were reconstructed based on osteological and external characters.  The monophyly of the family was strongly supported by 47 commonly recognized synapomorphies, including six autapomorphies (plus one additional autapomorphy, presence of a dorsal process on the pelvis, recognized after the phylogenetic analysis) among the suborder Cottoidei.  As a result of the cladistic analysis, a single most parsimonious phylogeny was obtained, based on characters in 32 transformation series...
January 16, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187584/osteology-of-i-physalaemus-i-i-nattereri-i-anura-leptodactylidae-with-comments-on-intraspecific-variation
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Jéssica Fratani, Manoela Woitovicz-Cardoso, Ana Carolina Calijorne Lourenço
The cranium, postcranium, and osteological variation of Physalaemus nattereri (Steindachner) are described. The main sources of variation involve the degree of mineralization of the nasal capsule and the lengths of dermal skull bones (e.g., vomer, sphenethmoid, and neopalatine). Osteologically, P. nattereri differs from its congeners by the anterior placement of the jaw articulation (which lies anterior to the intersection between the alae and cultriform process of parasphenoid), and by the separation of the frontoparietals from the anterior margins of exoccipitals...
February 2, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167429/the-relationship-between-the-distal-metatarsal-articular-angle-and-intersesamoidal-crista-an-osteological-study
#9
Megan Maddocks, Shahed Nalla, Bernhard Zipfel
BACKGROUND: As hallux valgus (HV) progresses, the first metatarsal drifts medially and the subsequent lateral drift of the sesamoids results in intersesamoidal crista erosion. This study aimed to provide a novel method of assessing crista erosion and determine if there is a relationship between that erosion and an increase in the distal metatarsal articular angle (DMAA). METHODS: The DMAA and size of the intersesamoidal crista was measured on the first metatarsals of 120 adult modern human individuals...
January 17, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165605/rotational-alignment-of-the-knee-is-different-in-osteological-specimens-with-and-without-a-large-cam-deformity-of-the-proximal-femur
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Jeremy J Gebhart, Jonathan J Streit, Avi Goodman, Jordan Etscheidt, Douglas S Weinberg, Asheesh Bedi, Shane J Nho, Michael J Salata
PURPOSE: We studied a large osteological collection for differences in knee rotation based upon the presence or absence of a large cam deformity of the proximal femur. METHODS: We obtained 357 matched tibiae and femora from the Hamann-Todd Osteological Collection and measured: femoral head-neck alpha angle, anteroposterior axis (or Whiteside's line) at the distal femur relative to the posterior condylar axis, and position of the tibial tubercle with respect to the posterior condylar axis of the proximal tibia...
February 2, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127499/an-osteological-study-of-supratrochlear-foramen-of-humerus-of-south-indian-population-with-reference-to-anatomical-and-clinical-implications
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Shivaleela C, Khizer Hussain Afroze, Lakshmiprabha S
The supratrochlear foramen (STF) is an important and relatively common anatomic variation in the lower end of the humerus in humans. The present study on south Indian population is an attempt to highlight the incidence, morphological features and clinical importance of STF. The study was conducted on dried human humeri of unknown sex and free of pathological changes. The presence of a STF was noted for its shape and divided into three types (oval, round, and irregular). In bones where the foramen was absent the translucency of the septum between the coronoid and the radial fossa was noted by placing the lower end of the humerus against the X-ray view box...
December 2016: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125649/investigation-of-a-medieval-pilgrim-burial-excavated-from-the-leprosarium-of-st-mary-magdalen-winchester-uk
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Simon Roffey, Katie Tucker, Kori Filipek-Ogden, Janet Montgomery, Jamie Cameron, Tamsin O'Connell, Jane Evans, Phil Marter, G Michael Taylor
We have examined the remains of a Pilgrim burial from St Mary Magdalen, Winchester. The individual was a young adult male, aged around 18-25 years at the time of death. Radiocarbon dating showed the remains dated to the late 11th-early 12th centuries, a time when pilgrimages were at their height in Europe. Several lines of evidence in connection with the burial suggested this was an individual of some means and prestige. Although buried within the leprosarium cemetery, the skeleton showed only minimal skeletal evidence for leprosy, which was confined to the bones of the feet and legs...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124205/development-of-short-snouted-seahorse-hippocampus-hippocampus-l-1758-osteological-and-morphological-aspects
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B Novelli, F Otero-Ferrer, J A Socorro, M J Caballero, A Segade-Botella, L Molina Domínguez
Information about early development after male release lags behind studies of juveniles and adult seahorses, and newborn seahorses, similar in shape to adults, are considered juveniles or fry. During early life, Hippocampus hippocampus present behavioural (shift in habitat, from planktonic to benthic) and morphological changes; for this reasons, the aims of this study are to define the stage of development of H. hippocampus after they are expelled from the male brood pouch and to establish direct or indirect development through an osteological analysis...
January 25, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121010/an-updated-description-of-the-osteology-of-the-pancake-tortoise-malacochersus-tornieri-testudines-testudinidae-with-special-focus-on-intraspecific-variation
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Anna-Katharina Mautner, Ashley E Latimer, Uwe Fritz, Torsten M Scheyer
Exceptional variability in the shell of the pancake tortoise Malacochersus tornieri, both in the keratinous surficial scutes and the underlying bones, in addition to its remarkably fenestrated bony shell are unique among tortoises. Based on 14 individuals of different sizes and ages, the observed variation in M. tornieri was described in detail, with additional notes on the typically testudinid skull, inner ear and brain endocast using microCT-scan data, as well as the limbs. Similar degrees of variation have not yet been described in any other extant turtle species and therefore seem notable in M...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112828/ecological-associations-of-autopodial-osteology-in-neotropical-geckos
#15
Priscila S Rothier, Renata Brandt, Tiana Kohlsdorf
Coevolution of form and function inspires investigation of associations between morphological variation and the exploitation of specific ecological settings. Such relationships, based mostly on traits of external morphology, have been extensively described for vertebrates, and especially so for squamates. External features are, however, composed by both soft tissues and bones, and these likely play different biomechanical roles during locomotion, such as in the autopodia. Therefore, ecological trends identified on the basis of external morphological measurements may not be directly correlated with equivalent variation in osteology...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112820/osteological-postcranial-traits-in-hylid-anurans-indicate-a-morphological-continuum-between-swimming-and-jumping-locomotor-modes
#16
Mónica Soliz, Maria J Tulli, Virginia Abdala
Anurans exhibit a particularly wide range of locomotor modes that result in wide variations in their skeletal structure. This article investigates the possible correlation between morphological aspects of the hylid postcranial skeleton and their different locomotor modes and habitat use. To do so, we analyzed 18 morphometric postcranial variables in 19 different anuran species representative of a variety of locomotor modes (jumper, hopper, walker, and swimmer) and habitat uses (arboreal, bush, terrestrial, and aquatic)...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065623/an-anatomic-investigation-into-the-relationship-between-posterior-condylar-offset-and-posterior-tibial-slope-of-one-thousand-one-hundred-thirty-eight-cadaveric-knees
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Douglas S Weinberg, Jeremy J Gebhart, Glenn D Wera
BACKGROUND: Posterior condylar offset (PCO) and posterior tibial slope (PTS) have critical consequences in total knee arthroplasty, especially with regards to sagittal plane balancing. However, there has only been limited investigation into the functional consequences of each, and there have only been anecdotal observations regarding any associations between PCO and PTS. METHODS: In a large osteological study of 1138 knees, standardized measurements of PCO and PTS were taken using previously described techniques on specimens of different age, race, and gender...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060923/comparative-postembryonic-skeletal-ontogeny-in-two-sister-lineages-of-old-world-tree-frogs-rhacophoridae-taruga-polypedates
#18
Gayani Senevirathne, Ryan Kerney, Madhava Meegaskumbura
Rhacophoridae, a family of morphologically cryptic frogs, with many genetically distinct evolutionary lineages, is understudied with respect to skeletal morphology, life history traits and skeletal ontogeny. Here we analyze two species each from two sister lineages, Taruga and Polypedates, and compare their postembryonic skeletal ontogeny, larval chondrocrania and adult osteology in the context of a well-resolved phylogeny. We further compare these ontogenetic traits with the direct-developing Pseudophilautus silus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050353/an-osteologic-study-of-cranial-opening-of-optic-canal-in-gujarat-region
#19
Binita Jigneshkumar Purohit, Praveen R Singh
INTRODUCTION: Optic canal is a bony canal situated in between the roots of lesser wings of sphenoid, lateral to body of sphenoid. It transmits optic nerve and ophthalmic artery, surrounded by meninges. Various authors have studied variations in skull foramina and correlated clinically, as variants in the body structures have been found to be associated with many inherited or acquired diseases. AIM: The present study aimed to examine morphologic and morphometric variations in cranial openings of optic canals...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028478/reappraisal-of-europe-s-most-complete-early-cretaceous-plesiosaurian-brancasaurus-brancai-wegner-1914-from-the-wealden-facies-of-germany
#20
Sven Sachs, Jahn J Hornung, Benjamin P Kear
The holotype of Brancasaurus brancai is one of the most historically famous and anatomically complete Early Cretaceous plesiosaurian fossils. It derived from the Gerdemann & Co. brickworks clay pit near Gronau (Westfalen) in North Rhine-Westphalia, northwestern Germany. Stratigraphically this locality formed part of the classic European "Wealden facies," but is now more formally attributed to the upper-most strata of the Bückeberg Group (upper Berriasian). Since its initial description in 1914, the type skeleton of B...
2016: PeerJ
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