On the origin of skilled forelimb movements.

  title={On the origin of skilled forelimb movements.},
  author={Andrew N Iwaniuk and Ian Q. Whishaw},
  journal={Trends in neurosciences},
  volume={23 8},
Homologizing behaviour was once considered unreliable, but the application of modern comparative methods has been shown to provide strong evidence of behavioural homologies. Skilled forelimb movements were thought to originate in the primate lineage but in fact are common among tetrapod taxa and probably share a common origin in early tetrapods. Furthermore, skilled movements are likely to have been derived from, and elaborated through, food-handling behaviour. In addition, it is now thought… CONTINUE READING

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