Skeleton of the Deer

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“The bones in the extremities of this the fleetest of quadrupeds are inclined very obliquely towards each other, and towards the scapular and iliac bones. This arrangement increases the leverage of the muscular system and confers great rapidity on the moving parts."—Pettigrew, 1874


Pettigrew, J. Bell Animal Locomotion (New York, NY: D. Appleton & Company, 1874)


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