Apr 19, 2024

Unexpectedly uneven distribution of functional trade-offs explains cranial morphological diversity in carnivores

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Functional trade-offs can affect phenotypic variation. Here, the authors examine trade-offs between bite force and speed in 132 carnivore species, finding that optimising for velocity can be obtained in more ways than optimising for force, and this may impact morphological variability.

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