Sagittal crest formation in great apes and gibbons.

  title={Sagittal crest formation in great apes and gibbons.},
  author={Katharine L Balolia and Christophe Soligo and Bernard A Wood},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  volume={230 6},
The frequency of sagittal crest expression and patterns of sagittal crest growth and development have been documented in hominoids, including some extinct hominin taxa, and the more frequent expression of the sagittal crest in males has been traditionally linked with the need for larger-bodied individuals to have enough attachment area for the temporalis muscle. In the present study, we investigate sagittal cresting in a dentally mature sample of four hominoid taxa (Pan troglodytes… CONTINUE READING