Anatomical Analysis of Thumb Opponency Movement in the Capuchin Monkey (Sapajus sp)

Abstract

Capuchin monkeys present a wide variety of manipulatory skills and make routine use of tools both in captivity and in the wild. Efficient handling of objects in this genus has led several investigators to assume near-human thumb movements despite the lack of anatomical studies. Here we perform an anatomical analysis of muscles and bones in the capuchin hand… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087288

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