Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Theor Biol. 1986 Feb 21;118(4):491-9.

The size of the largest land animal.

Abstract

The upper mass limit to terrestrial animals is studied using physical arguments and allometric laws for bone and muscle strength and animal locomotion. The limit is suggested to lie between 10(5) and 10(6) kg. A possibility for a still higher mass, in case of new adaptations, is not excluded.

PMID:
3713220
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center