Morphological Correlates of the Grooming Claw in Distal Phalanges of Platyrrhines and Other Primates: A Preliminary Study

@article{Maiolino2011MorphologicalCO,
  title={Morphological Correlates of the Grooming Claw in Distal Phalanges of Platyrrhines and Other Primates: A Preliminary Study},
  author={Stephanie A. Maiolino and D. Boyer and A. Rosenberger},
  journal={The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={294}
}
  • Stephanie A. Maiolino, D. Boyer, A. Rosenberger
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
  • Grooming claws are present on the second pedal digits of strepsirhines and on the second and third pedal digits of tarsiers. However, their presence in New World monkeys is often overlooked. As such, the absence of a grooming claw is generally considered an anthropoid synapomorphy. This study utilizes a quantitative multivariate analysis to define grooming claw morphology and document its presence in platyrrhine monkeys. Our results show that owl monkeys possess grooming claws similar to those… CONTINUE READING
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