Influences of limb proportions and body size on locomotor kinematics in terrestrial primates and fossil hominins.

@article{Polk2004InfluencesOL,
  title={Influences of limb proportions and body size on locomotor kinematics in terrestrial primates and fossil hominins.},
  author={John D. Polk},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={237-52}
}
During locomotion, mammalian limb postures are influenced by many factors including the animal's limb length and body mass. Polk (2002) compared the gait of similar-sized cercopithecine monkeys that differed limb proportions and found that longer-limbed monkeys usually adopt more extended joint postures than shorter-limbed monkeys in order to moderate their… CONTINUE READING