Ontogenetic bases of canine dimorphism in anthropoid primates.

  title={Ontogenetic bases of canine dimorphism in anthropoid primates.},
  author={Steven R. Leigh and Joanna M. Setchell and L Stephen Buchanan},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={127 3},
This study tests hypotheses regarding the ontogeny of canine tooth size dimorphism in five anthropoid primate species (Saguinus fuscicollis, Macaca mulatta, Cercocebus atys, Papio hamadryas, and Mandrillus sphinx). Canine measurements and chronological age data are analyzed to determine if bimaturism, a sex difference in the age at which eruption ceases, accounts for canine tooth sexual dimorphism. Canine height measurements are evaluated through a variety of regression techniques. Results show… CONTINUE READING