Salamanders strut their stuff

May 27, 2020

Happy that this paper is out! Exhaustive EMG study documents forelimb, hindlimb, and epaxial muscle activity during walking in the fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra. The data for this paper were collected by Stephanie while she was at the RVC and the project was funded by the  Natural Environment Research Council, UK.

Pierce, S. E., Lamas, L. P., Pelligand, L., Schilling, N., & Hutchinson, J. R. (2020). Patterns of limb and epaxial muscle activity during walking in the fire salamander, Salamandra salamandraIntegrative Organismal Biology.

  ASM, m. anconaeus scapularis medialis; C, m. cucullaris; HAB, m. humeroantebrachialis; ILC, m. iliocaudalis; ILF, m. iliofibularis; ILTp, m. extensor iliotibialis posterior; O, m. opercularis; OE, m. obliquus externus; PCH, m. procoracohumeralis; RA, m. rectus abdominus; SC, m. supracoracoideus. Forelimb and hindlimb muscle illustrations are modified from Francis (1934).