Acquisition of terrestrial life by human ancestors influenced by forest microclimate

@inproceedings{Takemoto2017AcquisitionOT,
  title={Acquisition of terrestrial life by human ancestors influenced by forest microclimate},
  author={Hiroyuki Takemoto},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
  year={2017}
}
Bipedalism, terrestriality and open habitat were thought to be linked to each other in the course of human evolution. However, recent paleontological evidence has revealed that early hominins evolved in a wooded, humid environment. Did the evolutionary process from arboreal to terrestrial life actually require open habitat? Here I report the seasonal change in forest utilization height of West African chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and central African bonobos (Pan paniscus), and show that the… CONTINUE READING
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