Forelimb anatomy of New World monkeys: myology and the interpretation of primitive anthropoid models.

@article{Dunlap1985ForelimbAO,
  title={Forelimb anatomy of New World monkeys: myology and the interpretation of primitive anthropoid models.},
  author={Sherrie Dunlap and Richard W. Thorington and M. A. Aziz},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={1985},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={499-517}
}
The forelimbs of 12 genera of New World monkeys, two genera of Old World monkeys, and a gibbon were dissected. Of the 54 muscles examined, 19 exhibited significant intergeneric variation. We present arguments for which morphologies are primitive and which are derived within platyrrhines and within anthropoids. We conclude that the forelimbs of Cebus apella and Callicebus moloch represent good models of the ancestral anthropoid morphology. Thus among living anthropoids they are most appropriate… CONTINUE READING