Forelimb and hindlimb forces in walking and galloping primates.

@article{Hanna2006ForelimbAH,
  title={Forelimb and hindlimb forces in walking and galloping primates.},
  author={Jandy B Hanna and John D. Polk and Daniel Schmitt},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2006},
  volume={130 4},
  pages={529-35}
}
One trait that distinguishes the walking gaits of most primates from those of most mammalian nonprimates is the distribution of weight between the forelimbs and hindlimbs. Nonprimate mammals generally experience higher vertical peak substrate reaction forces on the forelimb than on the hindlimb. Primates, in contrast, generally experience higher vertical peak substrate reaction forces on the hindlimb than on the forelimb. It is currently unclear whether this unusual pattern of force… CONTINUE READING