Finger length and distal finger extent patterns in humans.

  title={Finger length and distal finger extent patterns in humans.},
  author={Michael Peters and Kevin S Mackenzie and Pam Bryden},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={117 3},
The fingers in the adult human hand differ in length and in distal extent. The literature agrees that in the clear majority of males, the distal extent of the ring finger tends to be relatively greater (using the middle finger as standard) than the index finger. However, the results for females vary considerably, with some studies reporting that females show a similar pattern to that of males, while others suggest that the prevalence of a longer index finger is relatively or absolutely more… CONTINUE READING

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