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    • Comparative jumping mechanics in plethodontid salamanders 

      Whitenack, Lisa B.; Hessel, Anthony L.; Ryerson, William G. (The Zoological Society of London, 2016-05)
      Plethodontid salamanders have a myriad of defense mechanisms with which to escape predation. One of the most poorly understood mechanisms is jumping, which is driven by lateral body bending; rapid straightening of the body ...
    • Doing without: Jump performance after tail autotomy in three species of plethodontid salamanders 

      Hessel, Anthony L.; Ryerson, William G.; Whitenack, Lisa B. (BioOne, 2017-02-28)
      The ability of plethodontid salamanders to jump has been recognized for over 100 yr, but the mechanics of the jump are only now being elucidated. These salamanders often autotomize tails that can be as much as a third of ...
    • Flexible feeding kinematics of a tropical carnivorous anuran tadpole 

      Venesky, Matthew D.; de Sousa, Verônica T. T.; Nomura, Fausto; de C. Rossa-Feres, Denise; Pezzuti, Tiago L.; Andrade, Gilda V.; Wassersug, Richard J. (Wiley, 2014-07-01)
      Leptodactylus labyrinthicus tadpoles are known predators of anuran eggs and hatchlings, but they are also able to filter-feed in the water column and scrape food off of firm substrates. We evaluated and compared these ...