Functional associations between support use and forelimb shape in strepsirrhines and their relevance to inferring locomotor behavior in early primates.

@article{Fabre2017FunctionalAB,
  title={Functional associations between support use and forelimb shape in strepsirrhines and their relevance to inferring locomotor behavior in early primates.},
  author={Anne-Claire Fabre and Judit Marig{\'o} and Michael C Granatosky and Daniel Schmitt},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={2017},
  volume={108},
  pages={11-30}
}
The evolution of primates is intimately linked to their initial invasion of an arboreal environment. However, moving and foraging in this milieu creates significant mechanical challenges related to the presence of substrates differing in their size and orientation. It is widely assumed that primates are behaviorally and anatomically adapted to movement on… CONTINUE READING