Primate tails: Ancestral state reconstruction and determinants of interspecific variation in primate tail length.

@article{Sehner2018PrimateTA,
  title={Primate tails: Ancestral state reconstruction and determinants of interspecific variation in primate tail length.},
  author={Sandro Sehner and Claudia Fichtel and Peter M. Kappeler},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2018},
  volume={167 4},
  pages={
          750-759
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Living primates vary considerably in tail length-body size relation, ranging from tailless species to those where the tail is more than twice as long as the body. Because the general pattern and determinants of tail evolution remain incompletely known, we reconstructed evolutionary changes in relative tail length across all primates and sought to explain interspecific variation in this trait. METHODS We combined data on tail length, head-body length, intermembral index (IMI… 
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