Anuran Locomotion: Ontogeny and Morphological Variation of a Distinctive Set of Muscles

Authors
Fabrezi, Marissa; Manzano, Adriana Silvina; Abdala, Virginia Sara Luz; Lobo Gaviola, Fernando Jose
Publication Year
2014
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Adult morphological variation of muscles originating on the iliac shaft (M. iliacus externus, M. internus, and tensor fasciae latae) and vertebrae (M. longissimus dorsi, M. coccygeosacralis, and M. coccygeoiliacus) that are involved in postmetamorphic anuran locomotion was recorded in 41 neobatrachians and coded in 13 more based on the literature, for a total of 54 anuran species. In addition, we explored the spatial and temporal sequences in the ontogeny of these set of muscles from larval series of 19 neobatrachians whose adults differ in locomotion and lifestyle. Our findings suggest that: (1) jumping, swimming, and/or walking are capabilities that could have been achieved from novelties of limbs and protractor muscles of the femur rather than from changes in the axial musculoskeletal system; (2) the initial ontogenetic phase of the locomotion comprises the capability to escape, when the tail is still present; (3) the secondary phase of locomotion comprises changes in the axial skeleton and muscles integrated to the pelvis and might develop simultaneously with the new feeding mechanism of the recently metamorphosed frog.
Fil: Fabrezi, Marissa. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Salta. Instituto de Bio y Geociencias del NOA. Universidad Nacional de Salta. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales. Museo de Ciencias Naturales. Instituto de Bio y Geociencias del NOA; Argentina
Fil: Manzano, Adriana Silvina. Universidad Autónoma de Entre Ríos; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Abdala, Virginia Sara Luz. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Tucuman. Instituto de Biodiversidad Neotropical. Universidad Nacional de Tucuman. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales e Instituto Miguel Lillo. Instituto de Biodiversidad Neotropical. Instituto de Biodiversidad Neotropical; Argentina
Fil: Lobo Gaviola, Fernando Jose. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Salta. Instituto de Bio y Geociencias del NOA. Universidad Nacional de Salta. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales. Museo de Ciencias Naturales. Instituto de Bio y Geociencias del NOA; Argentina
Subject
Jumping
Metamorphosis
Evolution
Amphibians
Otras Ciencias Biológicas
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
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Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
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CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/30226