Different evolutionary pathways underlie the morphology of wrist bones in hominoids

  title={Different evolutionary pathways underlie the morphology of wrist bones in hominoids},
  author={Tracy L Kivell and Anna P Barros and Jeroen B. Smaers},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
The hominoid wrist has been a focus of numerous morphological analyses that aim to better understand long-standing questions about the evolution of human and hominoid hand use. However, these same analyses also suggest various scenarios of complex and mosaic patterns of morphological evolution within the wrist and potentially multiple instances of homoplasy that would benefit from require formal analysis within a phylogenetic context. We identify morphological features that principally… CONTINUE READING
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