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Vol. 20, No. 1, 1973
Issue release date: 1973
Section title: Paper
Folia Primatol 1973;20:1–11
(DOI:10.1159/000155564)

Wrist Mechanism and Locomotor Behavior of Dryopithecus (Proconsul) africanus

Schön M.A. · Ziemer L.K.
Department of Anatomy, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.

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Published online: 9/9/2008

Number of Print Pages: 11
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0015-5713 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9980 (Online)

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Abstract

A study of the conarticular surfaces in the reconstructed wrist of Dryopithecus (Proconsul) africanus reveals that they most probably attained their close-packed and habitual position when its hand was dorsiflexed as it occurs in the palmigrade quadrupedal stance and locomotion of Alouatta and Ateles. This report, therefore, denies knuckle-walking as a possible locomotive habitus for D. (Proconsul) africanus, and proposes Alouatta and Ateles as the best available models for the locomotor behavior of D. (Proconsul) africanus.


  

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Published online: September 09, 2008
Number of Print Pages : 11

  

Publication Details

Folia Primatologica (International Journal of PrimatologyInternationale Zeitschrift für PrimatologieJournal international de Primatologie)

Vol. 20, No. 1, Year 1973 (Cover Date: 1973)

Journal Editor: Crompton R.H. (Liverpool)
ISSN: 0015–5713 (Print), eISSN: 1421–9980 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/FPR


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Paper

Published online: 9/9/2008

Number of Print Pages: 11
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0015-5713 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9980 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/FPR


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