Food material properties and mandibular load resistance abilities in large-bodied hominoids.

@article{Taylor2008FoodMP,
  title={Food material properties and mandibular load resistance abilities in large-bodied hominoids.},
  author={Andrea B Taylor and Erin R Vogel and Nathaniel J Dominy},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={604-16}
}
Numerous comparative studies have sought to demonstrate a functional link between feeding behavior, diet, and mandibular form in primates. In lieu of data on the material properties of foods ingested and masticated, many investigators have relied on qualitative dietary classifications such as "folivore" or "frugivore." Here we provide the first analysis of the relationship between jaw form, dietary profiles, and food material properties in large-bodied hominoids. We employed ratios of area… CONTINUE READING

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