Open Access Research article

Evolution of bone compactness in extant and extinct moles (Talpidae): exploring humeral microstructure in small fossorial mammals

Patricia S Meier1, Constanze Bickelmann12, Torsten M Scheyer1, Daisuke Koyabu1 and Marcelo R Sánchez-Villagra1*

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1 Paläontologisches Institut und Museum, Universität Zürich, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, Zürich, CH-8006, Switzerland

2 Current address: Museum für Naturkunde-Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions-und Biodiversitätsforschung, Invalidenstrasse 43, Berlin, D-10115, Germany

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2013, 13:55  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-55

Published: 26 February 2013

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Specifications on samples.

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Bone compactness and variables for the investigated specimens.

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