Morphology and relationships of the orangutan fatty cheek pads

  title={Morphology and relationships of the orangutan fatty cheek pads},
  author={Linda A. Winkler},
  journal={American Journal of Primatology},
  • L. A. Winkler
  • Published 1989
  • Biology
  • American Journal of Primatology
The present paper examines the anatomical relationships as well as possible developmental and functional relationships of the fatty cheek pad characteristic of the adult male orangutan. The research involves the dissection of 11 orangutans of both sexes in a variety of age categories. All specimens possess either a fat pad or a subcutaneous connective tissue fascial compartment in the lateral face extending superiorly from slightly above the inferior border of the mandible to the temporal… 

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