Ontogeny of limb mass distribution in infant baboons (Papio cynocephalus).

@article{Raichlen2005OntogenyOL,
  title={Ontogeny of limb mass distribution in infant baboons (Papio cynocephalus).},
  author={David A. Raichlen},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={2005},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={452-67}
}
Primates have more distally distributed limb muscle mass compared to most nonprimate mammals. The heavy distal limbs of primates are likely related to their strong manual and pedal grasping abilities, and interspecific differences in limb mass distributions among primates are correlated with the amount of time spent on arboreal supports. Within primate species, individuals at different developmental stages appear to differ in limb mass distribution patterns. For example infant macaques have… CONTINUE READING
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