Rudimentary Digits in Primates

@article{Straus1942RudimentaryDI,
  title={Rudimentary Digits in Primates},
  author={William L. Straus,},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  year={1942},
  volume={17},
  pages={228 - 243}
}
  • W. Straus,
  • Published 1 September 1942
  • Geology
  • The Quarterly Review of Biology
TH E Primates are among the most generalized of mammals in that they possess five well-developed digits on both manus and pes. While this is true of most members of the order, a few forms nevertheless depart from the ordinal rule. In these species, one or more digits normally are so under-developed that they must be regarded as stunted or even rudimentary. This condition usually is more than merely dimensional in nature, for, as will be shown, it commonly involves external characters, skeleton… 
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