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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (20): 3455–3466.
Published: 15 October 2011
..., cursorial eutherian species in which the limbs are held essentially upright. Recent in vivo strain data from the Virginia opossum ( Didelphis virginiana ), a marsupial that uses a crouched rather than an upright limb posture, have indicated that its femur experiences appreciable torsion during locomotion...
Michael T. Butcher, Bartholomew J. White, Nathan B. Hudzik, W. Casey Gosnell, John H. A. Parrish, Richard W. Blob
J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (15): 2631–2640.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of the Virginia opossum ( Didelphis virginiana ), a marsupial that uses more crouched limb posture than most mammals from which bone strains have been recorded, and which belongs to a clade phylogenetically between reptiles and the eutherian mammals studied previously. The presence of substantial torsion...
Includes: Supplementary data
J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (8): 1379–1388.
Published: 15 April 2003
... with gaits? Monodelphis domestica utilizes only fast walking and running trot gaits over a fivefold increase in speed, over which we could illicit constant velocity steps, although running trots were their preferred gait. In sustained level locomotion the opossums did not use other walking gaits presumed...