Red panda anatomy

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Early accounts of the red panda focused on its external appearance and craniodental features, but subsequent anatomical studies have provided a range of information on the organs, glands, vasculature, and musculoskeletal system. Many of these studies have focused on features related to the red panda’s specialized bamboo diet, such as the skull and muscles of mastication and the radial sesamoid and its associated musculature. Most recently, researchers have utilized imaging techniques to document the ontogeny of the skeleton and the normal radiographic anatomy of the red panda. This chapter provides a comprehensive review of what is currently known about the anatomy of this intriguing species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRed Panda
Subtitle of host publicationBiology and Conservation of the First Panda, Second Edition
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780128237533
ISBN (Print)9780128237540
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • anatomy
  • glands
  • musculoskeletal system
  • organs
  • Red Panda: Biology and Conservation of the First Panda, Second Edition
  • vasculature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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