Dental and phylogeographic patterns of variation in gorillas.

  title={Dental and phylogeographic patterns of variation in gorillas.},
  author={Varsha Pilbrow},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  volume={59 1},
Gorilla patterns of variation have great relevance for studies of human evolution. In this study, molar morphometrics were used to evaluate patterns of geographic variation in gorillas. Dental specimens of 323 adult individuals, drawn from the current distribution of gorillas in equatorial Africa were divided into 14 populations. Discriminant analyses and Mahalanobis distances were used to study population structure. Results reveal that: 1) the West and East African gorillas form distinct… CONTINUE READING


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