Table 1.

Morphometric data

Body mass (g)Pectoralis mass (g) Fractional mass Fascicle length (mm)
Pigeon no.Ant SBMid SBPost SBTBAnt SBMid SBPost SBTB
1576.054.40.400.280.120.2187.058.552.546.0
2543.746.60.370.200.170.2683.076.060.041.0
3548.452.90.360.260.160.2289.594.554.539.2
4553.948.50.300.330.190.1883.077.063.540.3
5521.555.80.280.310.200.2073.366.052.045.5
6592.754.00.330.230.160.2278.070.154.042.0
Mean ± s.d.556.1±25.152.0±3.60.34±0.040.28±0.050.17±0.030.21±0.0382.3±5.973.7±12.356.1±4.642.3±2.8
  • SB, sternobrachial portion of pectoralis; TB, thoracobrachial portion of pectoralis.