Anthropoid origins and the modern symphysis.

  title={Anthropoid origins and the modern symphysis.},
  author={Matthew J. Ravosa},
  journal={Folia primatologica; international journal of primatology},
  volume={70 2},
To highlight adaptive transformations in craniomandibular form during anthropoid origins, symphyseal character states and underlying masticatory loading regimes were investigated vis-à-vis shifts in diet and body size. A study of fossil anthropoids is possible because variation in symphyseal fusion is continuous and directly proportional to the amount of symphyseal stress and because such variation can be considered a series of discrete character states each with unique functional underpinnings… CONTINUE READING


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