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Freak Felids - A Discussion of History's Largest Felines

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( This post was last modified: 07-17-2014, 01:51 PM by tigerluver )

Major oversight by me, I should've described the robusticity I am analyzing, that's why I need you guys.

My definition of robusticity isn't exactly kg/cm, as allometry makes larger specimens more dense than smaller specimens intrinsically. Therefore, yes, Bengal tigers are the most dense of the subspecies in terms of literal kg/cm. Amurs would follow for second simply due to the fact they are so long, thus isometry is strongly in their favor in terms of raw density. The robusticity I am defining here takes into account isometry and allometry. I'm playing around with three dimensions in a way. Thus, what I am looking for here is what happens if I were to scale a Javan tiger to the frame of the largest Bengal, etc. That is why I use regression to see where a Javan tiger would fall on the growth trend of Bengal tigers. Thus, based on my results, a Javan tiger scaled to the dimension of the largest Bengal tiger would be 14.8% proportionately heavier. For example, a Javan version of Sauraha would be up to 300 kg.

I came to the conclusion of the zygomatic width relation based on my definition of robusticity. I'll label this term "allometric robusticity" for lack of a better phrase. When scaled up to the Bengal's dimension, the South China and Javan tiger were heavier, even though they're skulls would be thinner. 

I hope I cleared that up. This whole concept is a bit difficult for me to put into words, as I don't have exact units to describe what's happening.

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RE: Freak Felids - A Discussion of History's Largest Felines - tigerluver - 07-17-2014, 01:09 PM
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