Phyletic size change and brain/body allometry: A consideration based on the African pongids and other primates

@article{Shea2007PhyleticSC,
  title={Phyletic size change and brain/body allometry: A consideration based on the African pongids and other primates},
  author={Brian T. Shea},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={4},
  pages={33-62}
}
A problematic aspect of brain/body allometry is the frequency of interspecific series which exhibit allometry coefficients of approximately 0.33. This coefficient is significantly lower than the 0.66 value which is usually taken to be the interspecific norm. A number of explanations have been forwarded to account for this finding. These include (1) intraspecificallometry explanations, (2) nonallometric explanations, and (3) Jerison’s “extraneurons” hypothesis, among others. The African apes… CONTINUE READING

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