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Body mass in comparative primatology.
An analysis of variability in body mass indicates that the coefficient of variation for body mass increases with increasing species mean mass. Expand
Shape, relative size, and size‐adjustments in morphometrics
Many problems in comparative biology and biological anthropology require meaningful definitions of “relative size” and “shape.” Here we review the distinguishing features of ratios and residuals andExpand
A chronology for late prehistoric Madagascar.
Dating of the "subfossil" megafauna, including pygmy hippos, elephant birds, giant tortoises, and large lemurs, demonstrates that most if not all the extinct taxa were still present on the island when humans arrived. Expand
Arboreality and bipedality in the Hadar hominids.
Consideration of the ecology at Hadar, in conjunction with modern primate models, supports the notion of arboredality in these earliest australopithecines and provides additional evidence on limb and pedal proportions and on the functional anatomy of the hip, knee and foot, indicating that the bipedality practiced at hadar differed from that of modern humans. Expand
Fossil Homo femur from Berg Aukas, northern Namibia.
The proximal half of a hominid femur was recovered from deep within a paleokarst feature at the Berg Aukas mine, northern Namibia. The femur is fully mineralized, but it is not possible to place itExpand
Can low-magnification stereomicroscopy reveal diet?
The efficacy of the method as a tool for diagnosing diet in both ungulates and primates is established, and the consistency and reproducibility of measurements using this method is shown to be robust to the selection of measurement site. Expand
Body mass in Cercopithecidae (Primates, Mammalia) : Estimation and scaling in extinct and extant taxa
A comparison of Estimation Accuracy with Previous Studies and the Applications of Paleobiological Applications of the authors' Estimates shows that sex Dimorphism and Evolution of Cercopithecid Mass through Time through Time are major themes. Expand
Teeth, brains, and primate life histories.
It is shown that folivorous primate species tend to exhibit more rapid dental development than comparably sized frugivores, and their dental development tends to be more advanced at weaning, and an important role for brain (rather than body) size as a predictor of both absolute and relative dental development is affirm. Expand
The kinetics of primate quadrupedalism: "hindlimb drive" reconsidered
The results support the overall conclusion of Kimura et al. (1979) that peak vertical forces are relatively low on the primate forelimb, but also show some variation most probably related to locomotor mode. Expand
Body mass estimates of hominin fossils and the evolution of human body size.
It is shown that there is no reliable evidence that the body size of non-erectus early Homo differed from that of australopiths, and it is confirmed that Homo erectus evolved larger average body size than earlier hominins. Expand