Table 6 List of macro- and microscopical features of the bones with the corresponding multiplicative coefficients showing the scale linking sheep and cow

From: Does the osteon morphology depend on the body mass? A scaling study on macroscopic and histomorphometric differences between cow (Bos taurus) and sheep (Ovis aries)

  Multiplicative coefficients Dimension Orders of magnitude Comparison levels
Body     Macroscopical
 BM    
  Whole body 10.7 3D Group A
Bones  
 W  
  Humerus 8.9
  Femur 13.8
  Combined 11.0
 GL    
  Humerus 1.8 1D Group B
  Femur 1.9
  Combined 1.9
 DD  
  Humerus 2.5
  Femur 2.2
  Combined 2.3
 D1    
  Humerus 6.4 2D Group C
  Femur 4.8
  Combined 5.6
 D2  
  Humerus 6.0
  Femur 3.8
  Combined 4.7
 D3  
  Humerus 6.5
  Femur 5.6
  Combined 6.1
Osteons    
 On.Dm    
  Humerus 1.04 1D Group D Microscopical
  Femur 1.06
  Combined 1.05
 On.Pm  
  Humerus 1.05
  Femur 1.07
  Combined 1.06
 On.Ar   
  Humerus 1.08 2D
  Femur 1.05
  Combined 1.07
Haversian canals   
 HC.Dm   
  Humerus 1.27 1D
  Femur 1.26
  Combined 1.27
 HC.Pm  
  Humerus 1.45
  Femur 1.48
  Combined 1.46
 HC.Ar   
  Humerus 1.86 2D
  Femur 1.71
  Combined 1.77
  1. The multiplicative coefficients are ratio cow/sheep