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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (9): 1584–1593.
Published: 1 May 2012
...Olga Panagiotopoulou; Todd C. Pataky; Zoe Hill; John R. Hutchinson SUMMARY Foot pressure distributions during locomotion have causal links with the anatomical and structural configurations of the foot tissues and the mechanics of locomotion. Elephant feet have five toes bound in a flexible pad...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (5): 694–706.
Published: 1 March 2010
...J. J. Genin; P. A. Willems; G. A. Cavagna; R. Lair; N. C. Heglund SUMMARY Elephants are the biggest living terrestrial animal, weighing up to five tons and measuring up to three metres at the withers. These exceptional dimensions provide certain advantages (e.g. the mass-specific energetic cost...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (17): 2735–2751.
Published: 1 September 2008
...Lei Ren; Melanie Butler; Charlotte Miller; Heather Paxton; Delf Schwerda; Martin S. Fischer; John R. Hutchinson SUMMARY As the largest extant terrestrial animals, elephants do not trot or gallop but can move smoothly to faster speeds without markedly changing their kinematics, yet with a shift from...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (19): 3812–3827.
Published: 1 October 2006
...John R. Hutchinson; Delf Schwerda; Daniel J. Famini; Robert H. I. Dale; Martin S. Fischer; Rodger Kram SUMMARY For centuries, elephant locomotion has been a contentious and confusing challenge for locomotion scientists to understand, not only because of technical difficulties but also because...
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J Exp Biol (1991) 157 (1): 35–46.
Published: 1 May 1991
...WILLIAM R. LANGBAUER, JR.; KATHARINE B. PAYNE; RUSSELL A. CHARIF; LISA RAPAPORT; FERREL OSBORN We conducted 58 playback experiments with free-ranging African elephants in Etosha National Park, Namibia, to estimate the distance over which some of their low-frequency calls are audible to other...