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2020-12-13Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.1111/evo.14137
Evolution of bone cortical compactness in slow arboreal mammals
dc.contributor.authorAlfieri, Fabio
dc.contributor.authorNyakatura, John
dc.contributor.authorAmson, Eli
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-20T11:36:46Z
dc.date.available2021-05-20T11:36:46Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-13none
dc.date.updated2021-03-01T15:02:29Z
dc.identifier.issn0014-3820
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/23554
dc.description.abstractConvergent evolution is a major topic in evolutionary biology. Low bone cortical compactness (CC, a measure of porosity of cortical bone) in the extant genera of “tree sloths,” has been linked to their convergent slow arboreal ecology. This proposed relationship of low CC with a slow arboreal lifestyle suggests potential convergent evolution of this trait in other slow arboreal mammals. Femoral and humeral CC were analyzed in “tree sloths,” lorisids, koala, and extinct palaeopropithecids and Megaladapis, in comparison to closely related but ecologically distinct taxa, in a phylogenetic framework. Low CC in “tree sloths” is unparalleled by any analyzed clade and the high CC in extinct sloths suggests the recent convergence of low CC in “tree sloths.” A tendency for low CC was found in Palaeopropithecus and Megaladapis. However, lorisids and the koala yielded unexpected CC patterns, preventing the recognition of a straightforward convergence of low CC in slow arboreal mammals. This study uncovers a complex relationship between CC and convergent evolution of slow arboreality, highlighting the multifactorial specificity of bone microstructure.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipDeutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100001659
dc.description.sponsorshipKickstarter Program from RTNN (NC, USA)
dc.description.sponsorshipElsa‐Neumann‐Stipendium (Humboldt‐Universität zu Berlin)
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectBone cortical compactnesseng
dc.subjectconvergent evolutioneng
dc.subjectfemureng
dc.subjecthumeruseng
dc.subjectsubfossil lemurseng
dc.subjecttree slothseng
dc.subject.ddc570 Biologienone
dc.titleEvolution of bone cortical compactness in slow arboreal mammalsnone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/23554-7
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/evo.14137none
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/22891
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleEvolution : international journal of organic evolutionnone
local.edoc.pages13none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionLebenswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameWiley-Blackwellnone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placeOxfordnone
local.edoc.container-volume75none
local.edoc.container-issue2none
local.edoc.container-firstpage542none
local.edoc.container-lastpage554none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
dc.identifier.eissn1558-5646
local.edoc.affiliationAlfieri, Fabio: Institut für Biologie Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Berlin Germany; Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung Berlin Germanynone
local.edoc.affiliationNyakatura, John A.: Institut für Biologie Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Berlin Germanynone
local.edoc.affiliationAmson, Eli: Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung Berlin Germanynone

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