Gait characteristics of vertical climbing in mountain gorillas and chimpanzees

  title={Gait characteristics of vertical climbing in mountain gorillas and chimpanzees},
  author={Johanna Neufuss and Martha M. Robbins and Jana Baeumer and Tatyana Humle and Tracy L. Kivell},
  journal={Journal of Zoology},
Biomechanical analyses of arboreal locomotion in great apes in their natural environment are scarce and thus attempts to correlate behavioural and habitat differences with variations in morphology are limited. The aim of this study was to investigate the gait characteristics of vertical climbing in mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in a natural environment to assess differences in the climbing styles that may relate to variation in body size. We… 

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