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Based on what I learned from my comp vert anatomy class, the clavicle does not articulate with other skeletal elements, thus allowing the scapulae to retract further along with the forelimbs


There is an interesting relationship between the length of an animals femur, the thickness and the mass of the thickness. A point that should be taken into account is that bones can different densities and so might be able to support varying amounts. The muscle in you leg also does nothing for the support of you weight it is (basically) all in the bone. ...

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