Cranial adaptation to a high attrition diet in Japanese macaques

@article{Antn1996CranialAT,
  title={Cranial adaptation to a high attrition diet in Japanese macaques},
  author={Susan C. Ant{\'o}n},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={1996},
  volume={17},
  pages={401-427}
}
Primates with diets that require greater occlusal forces to process exhibit anteroposteriorly shorter, vertically deeper faces, more anteriorly placed masseter attachment areas, and broader, taller mandibular corpora compared to closely related species/populations. Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata)eat different, perhaps mechanically tougher to process, foods than other macaques do. Accordingly, they should exhibit structural features of the skull related to dissipating great occlusal loads. To… CONTINUE READING

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