A functional analysis of the primate masticatory system and the origin of the anthropoid post-orbital septum.

@article{Cachel1978AFA,
  title={A functional analysis of the primate masticatory system and the origin of the anthropoid post-orbital septum.},
  author={S M Cachel},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={1978},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={1-17}
}
  • S M Cachel
  • Published 1978 in American journal of physical anthropology
Study of the dry weights of primate and non-promate masticatory musculature reveals a significant relationship between the Anterior Temporalis/Masseter ratio and the relative development of the anterior dentition. Available dietary information demonstrates that species emphasizing incisal preparation of food have a high AT/M index; species emphasizing molar occlusion have a low AT/M index. Utilizing this information, a model is presented of the origin of the anthropoid post-orbital septum… CONTINUE READING

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