Conversely, a large discrepancy between beam and hi-res FE models indicates that the complexity of the biological structure overwhelms the capacity for analysis using beam theory, and/or the aspects of shape that determine mechanical behaviour have not been captured in the beam model. The beam models each comprised three elements and are not subject to the artefacts seen in the complex FE models. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0053873.g015. For twisting, these teeth are all fully fixed. Because ordinarily, the tongue rests on the upper palate and acts as a natural 'brace' guiding the teeth into correct position and ensuring the jaw grows sufficiently wide. The best predictors of performance for biting and twisting loads in FE models were overall length and symphyseal length respectively; for shaking loads symphyseal length and a multivariate measurement of shape (PC1– which is strongly but not exclusively correlated with symphyseal length) were equally good predictors. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0053873.g021. The bartender asks: âWhy the long face?â The man slowly sits down after another weary day of work. 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From top left: Crocodylus intermedius, Tomistoma schlegelii, Mecistops cataphractus, Crocodylus moreletii, Crocodylus novaeguineae, Crocodylus johnstoni, Osteolaemus tetraspis. ‘Front’, ‘mid’, and ‘rear’ bites were simulated for unscaled (‘natural’) and scaled models; for the latter, we simulated bites where muscle forces were scaled to the 2/3 power of the change in volume (‘volume scaled’), and one where muscle forces were adjusted so that the resultant bite force was equivalent to the bite force measured from the M. cataphractus model (‘tooth equals tooth’, or ‘TeT’). Beam modelling requires an explicit hypothesis of the aspects of morphology that are considered to be of the highest biomechanical importance. The slight non-linearity (slope of the regression line of logarithm transformed data is −0.93) in the data is not expected from the basic lever mechanics that are sometimes used to model bite force ,  and may stem from the measurement of bite force in the rotational axis of the jaw hinge; any component of the joint reaction force not aligned with that axis will be ignored by this measurement. AICc explanatory model selection indicates that symphyseal length is the best simple measurement at predicting mandibular strain under these loads, and is even better than a multivariate measure of shape (PC1 score) for twisting loads. I even took to trying to contain my smile, conscious of not letting my upper lip stray too far from the top of my teeth, only to wind up with a sort of pained grimace that makes look oddly mortified. Wireframe (left) of mandible from dorsal and lateral perspectives illustrates decreasing mandible robustness with increasing PC2 values. The authors thank Matthew Colbert and Jesse Maisano (Digital Morphology, University of Texas) and Chris Brochu (University of Iowa) for access to CT data. Left: Strain response of mandibles when subject to equal bite force (TeT), plotted against length for (from top) front, mid and back bites. He sighs, before answering âThis is the thousandth time I have told told you. Shows mean, 50%, 75%, 90%, 95%, 99% and 100% strain values for taxon used in this study. Linear morphometric variables were selected a priori on the basis of beam theory principles. Although structural modelling can identify the biomechanical advantages of a short mandibular symphysis, the question of why longirostrine crocodilians have an elongate symphysis remains open. symphyseal length) at a given PC value, as a percentage of the maximal value for that morphological variable. Specimens are plotted according to their respective PC1 values (centre right). The other two predictors, using the eigenscores from geometric morphometric analysis both have large ΔAICc values (greater than 10) and thus cannot be interpreted as effective predictors of bite strain. Longirostrine crocodilians experience higher strain than those of meso−/brevirostrine forms when subject to equivalent biting, shaking and torsional loads. In all taxa except Osteolaemus the mandible is stronger under shaking loads than under equivalent biting loads (Figure 25). If these loads accurately represent the magnitudes of loads used by crocodiles, then our results suggest that selection should result in increased resistance to bending loads from biting, rather than shaking or twisting, as a mandible that is strong enough to cope with a crocodile’s own bite force is already strong enough to cope with likely shaking or twisting loads. For twist strain, the AICc-best explanatory model had symphyseal length as the sole predictor (Table 16). 95% strain represents the largest elemental value of strain in the model if the highest 5% of all values are ignored. The next best EM is virtually identical to the AICc-best (ΔAICc 0.17) has symphyseal length as the sole predictor. The number of trusses used to represent each muscle group was proportional to the CSA, and within each group, the number of trusses representing each muscle were divided according to attachment area , , . (CA, CW; VSL, VL) – Constant angle and width, variable symphyseal length and length. Bite force is for rear bites, in vivo bite force data from Erickson . Right: the range of motion for a crocodile shaking a prey item. The mandible was then meshed such that the average size of tetrahedral elements was approximately the same as the cranium, yielding 2.5 million tetrahedra (+/−10%) (Table 3) for the cranium and mandible combined. If, in an evolutionary sense, symphyseal length is controlled by shaking and twisting behaviours, we might expect that these behaviours should result in strain values that are at least of the same order as the strain resulting from biting. where the rami meet at the anterior end of mandible) and one where symphyseal length accounts for 37.5% of overall length. The maximum estimated bite force, 2145 N for a rear bite by the C. intermedius ‘natural’ sized model is considerably less than that reported for that taxon (6276 N for an animal by Erickson ). Why do forms with shorter rostra lack a long symphysis? (CA-CW-VSL-VL) – Constant angle and width, variable symphyseal length and length. She then tries to cheer Helen up by telling her a bad joke. a cone, an efficient shape for torsional loads), and the mandible will be a partial cone; the mechanics should depend primarily on the polar moment of area (J), and as increased SL reduces J then SL is expected to affect the mechanical performance. Taxon abbreviations: O.t, Osteolaemus tetraspis; C.ng, Crocodylus novaeguineae; C.i, Crocodylus intermedius; C.j, Crocodylus johnstoni; M.c, Mecistops cataphractus; T.s, Tomistoma schlegelii; C.m, Crocodylus moreletii. School of Biological, Environmental and Earth Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Why "the"?What's the logic behind choosing "Why the long face" over "Why a long face?"? When shake force is adjusted to match bite force (Figure 25), mandibular strain is higher under biting than under shaking, for all species. Using beam theory, we statistically compared multiple hypotheses of which morphological variables should control the biomechanical response. 297 mm in M. cataphractus. The Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) is the longest snouted form and is described as a specialist fish eater , , whilst the saltwater (Crocodylus porosus) and Nile (C. niloticus) crocodiles have shorter, more robust snouts and are capable of taking terrestrial prey much larger than themselves . https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0053873.g025. For biting, we evaluated mandibular length, the eigenscores of the first principal component, and the eigenscores of the first two principal components. Well, it looks as though this isolation thing isn't going away any time soon, so Dr K has come up with a simple "Survival Kit" which the boys will talk through to help you through the worry, boredom and confusion which is weighing some of us down. In the TeT load cases, muscle forces are adjusted so that all models experience the same bite force as the M. cataphractus model for each bite point; with the exception of the Osteolaemus model, this has little effect on the qualitative pattern of results, with longirostrine taxa exhibiting higher strain in TeT and NoLLC load cases. For different specimens, a given quality setting gave a wide range of isosurface accuracy values (‘Average Contour Error’ in Table 2); presumably because of the different scan resolutions between specimens. This divergence could be due to the exclusion of sectional variance in beam models; since beam models had uniform section and real mandibles vary their section with length, this difference could be expected to change the mechanics. All of the mandibles seem to be behaving as beams, with high strains on the upper and lower edges of the mandibles and a simple neutral surface of low strain running along the length of the mandible between these edges. In longirostrine forms, the elongated jaws provide extra reach and higher tip velocity, factors which likely contribute to success rates of capturing small agile prey. Qualitative comparison of Beam and FE models shows that beam models accurately predict ranked performance under biting, partially predict rank under shaking, and completely fail to predict rank under twisting (Table 17). PLoS ONE 8(1): Crocodylus intermedius (A), Osteolaemus tetraspis (B), Crocodylus novaeguineae (C), Crocodylus moreletii (D), Crocodylus johnstoni (E), Mecistops cataphractus (F), Tomistoma schlegelii (G). Contour error is the measured distance between the isosurface contour and the mask it was generated from (lower left of image). And from wondering why I'm the only one of seven siblings to have a protruded upper jaw and prominent gums. The third group of models were the high resolution Finite Element (hi-res FE) models generated from the CT scan data of each specimen listed in Table 1. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0053873.g013. Retailer says walmart.horse domain infringes its IP "Its purpose is to provoke exactly the kind of response it has received." https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0053873.g017, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0053873.t010. Size corrected (by centroid) landmark data was analysed using principal components analysis (PCA). In the upper jaw, the anterior snout has an almost tubular section and this is mirrored by the symphyseal part of the lower jaw in longirostrine crocodilians; the formation of an elongate symphysis seems to be a configuration allowing a minimal diameter of the mandible, and can be explained by hydrodynamic and/or energetic criteria. Note that the suggestion that safety factors in crocodilian skulls are high is inconsistent with in vivo strain data from rostra in Alligator mississippiensis , and stresses in crocodilian teeth . Although the structural consequences of this morphology have been explored for the upper jaw, those for the lower jaw have received less attention , . These landmark locations were then exported to Morphologika v2.5 , where procrustes superimposition and principal component analysis were undertaken. When the prey is too large to shake, its inertia is used to anchor it whilst the predator spins rapidly around its own long axis, generating shear forces that twist chunks off the carcass . Future analyses will more fully incorporate the outer part of this large muscle, which varies substantially in size between species and individuals. Strain magnitude is higher under the biting loads; the difference is noticeable for longirostrine (A–C) and mesorostrine (D–F) taxa. Background Crocodilians exhibit a spectrum of rostral shape from long snouted (longirostrine), through to short snouted (brevirostrine) morphologies. Large aquatic predators operate in a physical environment that has driven remarkable morphological convergence, notably the independent evolution of a tunniform body form in ichthyosaurs (reptiles), lamnids (sharks), thunnids (bony fish) and odontocetes (mammals) , , , , . Within a mandible, these measurements co-vary and so their effects cannot be explored independently of each other. Whilst torsional loads (which are moments) cannot be directly compared to forces, the response of the mandible to biting and shaking loads can be compared. 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