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Momento Animalis is an open source website dedicated to sharing the illustrations and paintings of young scientists to promote life sciences.
All illustrations were created by young researchers and can be downloaded free of charge.
Although free, these illustrations are the result of several hours of work. If they are used in the context of scientific research or mediation projects, please credit the website Momento Animalis as source.
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The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) have semi-retractable claws which gives him good traction during the race.
The black ‘tear tracks’ that line a cheetah’s face may prevent the sun from infiltrating and blinding the animal while hunting.
Unlike big cats like the lion, cheetahs are unable to roar. They are closer to your domestic house cat in that they can purr, but much louder.
During a hunt, cheetahs respiratory rate increases from 60 to 150 breaths per minute.
The earliest known depictions are from the Chauvet Cave in France, dating back to 32,000–26,000 BC.
Ichikawa et al. (2018). Gait characteristics of cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) and greyhounds (Canis lupus familiaris) running on curves. Mammal study, 43: 199-206.
Sunquist & Sunquist (2017). Wild cats of the world. University of chicago press.
Eklund et al. (2012). A comparative acoustic analysis of purring in four cheetahs. In FONETIK 2012. Gothenburg, Sweden, May 30–June 1, 2012 (pp. 41-44). University of Gothenburg.
O'Brien et al. (1986). The cheetah in genetic peril. Scientific american, 254: 84-95.
Nyhus et al. (2017). Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation: Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes. Academic Press.
Who are we?
Evolutionary biologist interested in the origin of complex traits, currently studying cephalopod photophore evolution.
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