Buoyancy and similarity of the swimming of Manta birostris (Elasmobranchii: Myliobatidae) with the flying cycle of Columba livia (Aves: Columbidae)

Iván Meza Vélez

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Resumen

The physics of flotation in Manta birostris was analysed and the swimming of this species was compared with the flight cycle of the common pigeon Columba livia, in order to find similarities and differences in their locomotion patterns and the laws of physics driving them. It was showed that the cycle of M. birostris has three of the main four stages of pigeon's flying cycle. A "Parachute effect" was also demonstrated, which give an advantage on raýs locomotion. Moreover, it was described how torque concept is applied to turn of this species.
Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Páginas (desde-hasta)189-196
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónRevista Peruana de Biologia
Volumen20
N.º2
EstadoPublicada - 1 nov 2013

Palabras clave

  • Batoidea
  • Biomechanics
  • Flight
  • Locomotion
  • Torque

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