Arboreal bipedalism in wild chimpanzees: implications for the evolution of hominid posture and locomotion.

@article{Stanford2006ArborealBI,
  title={Arboreal bipedalism in wild chimpanzees: implications for the evolution of hominid posture and locomotion.},
  author={C. Stanford},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2006},
  volume={129 2},
  pages={
          225-31
        }
}
  • C. Stanford
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • Field observations of bipedal posture and locomotion in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) can serve as key evidence for reconstructing the likely origins of bipedalism in the last prehominid human ancestor. [...] Key Result The Ruhija community of chimpanzees in Bwindi displays a high rate of bipedal posture. In 246.7 hr of observation from 2001-2003, 179 instances of bipedal posture lasting 5 sec or longer were recorded, for a rate of 0.73 bouts per observation hour.Expand Abstract
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