Miocene hominoid craniofacial morphology and the emergence of great apes.

@article{Rae2004MioceneHC,
  title={Miocene hominoid craniofacial morphology and the emergence of great apes.},
  author={Todd C. Rae},
  journal={Annals of anatomy = Anatomischer Anzeiger : official organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft},
  year={2004},
  volume={186 5-6},
  pages={417-21}
}
  • Todd C. Rae
  • Published 2004 in
    Annals of anatomy = Anatomischer Anzeiger…
The initial cladogenic event between Hominoidea (apes, including humans) and Cercopithecoidea (Old World monkeys) consisted primarily of changes in the craniofacial region. These changes, seen in taxa commonly known as victoriapithecids and proconsulids, arose in a mosaic fashion. The divergence in the postcranium was more subtle; there are strong suggestions that apes initially adopted a tail-less pronograde arboreal quadrupedalism, while cercopithecoids became better adapted to a more… CONTINUE READING