Search for dissertations about: "Carnivora"

Found 4 swedish dissertations containing the word Carnivora.

  1. 1. Aspects of locomotor evolution in the Carnivora (Mammalia)

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Ki Andersson; Lars E. Holmer; Lars Werdelin; Margaret E. Lewis; [2003]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Morphology; Mammalia; Carnivora; Locomotion; Cranial; Elbow joint; Morphology; Morphometrics; Landmarks; Multivariate statistics; Allometry; Ecomorphology; Dental; Body size; Morfologi; MEDICINE Morphology; cell biology; pathology; MEDICIN Morfologi; cellbiologi; patologi;

    Abstract : In this thesis, the shape of the distal humerus trochlea is analysed using landmark-based morphometrics and multivariate methods, with the aim of exploring locomotor evolution in carnivorans. Elbow joint morphology is used together with body size and craniodental morphology to characterize past and present carnivorans. READ MORE

  2. 2. Aspects of carnivoran evolution in Africa

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Zoologiska institutionen

    Author : Reihaneh Dehghani; Lars Werdelin; Philippe Gaubert; [2008]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Carnivora; Evolution; Africa; Viverridae; Herpestidae; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Organism biology Systematics and phylogenetics; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Organismbiologi Systematik och fylogeni; Systematic Zoology; systematisk zoologi;

    Abstract : This thesis concerns the evolution of African small carnivorans, with emphasis on East African Viverridae and Herpestidae (Carnivora, Mammalia). Viverridae and Herpestidae are two Old World feliform (belonging to the cat branch) carnivoran families with a confusing, and sometimes even misleading, taxonomic and systematic history, in addition to a scarce fossil record. READ MORE

  3. 3. Cervicothalamic tract termination and its cortical connections: anatomical studies in cats and ferrets

    University dissertation from Mengliang Zhang, Department of Physiological Sciences, BMC F10, 221 84 LUND

    Author : Mengliang Zhang; [2001]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; neuropsychology; Neurology; Carnivora; Cytoarchitecture; Immunocytochemistry; Compartmentation; Retrograde transport; Anterograde transport; Somatosensory cortex; Thalamus; Spinal cord; Lateral cervical nucleus; neurophysiology; Neurologi; neuropsykologi; neurofysiologi;

    Abstract : The termination and cortical connections of the cervicothalamic tract (CTT) were studied by neuroanatomical tract tracing techniques in cats and ferrets. After injections of wheat germ agglutinin-horseradish peroxidase conjugate or biotinylated dextran amine (BDA) into the cat lateral cervical nucleus (LCN), the most abundant CTT termination is present in the ventral posterior lateral nucleus (VPL). READ MORE

  4. 4. Sociality in a solitary carnivore, the wolverine

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Zoologiska institutionen

    Author : Fredrik Dalerum; Anders Angerbjörn; Kyran Kunkel; Stanley Boutin; [2005]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Sociality; carnivore; behaviour; ecology; spatial organisation; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Terrestrial; freshwater and marine ecology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Terrestisk; limnisk och marin ekologi;

    Abstract : The social organization of animal societies has important implications for several fields of biology, from managing wild populations to developing new ecological and evolutionary theory. Although much attention has been given to the formation and maintenance of societies of group living individuals, less is known about how societies of solitary individuals have been shaped and maintained. READ MORE