The growth pattern of chimpanzees: Somatic growth and reproductive maturation inPan troglodytes

  title={The growth pattern of chimpanzees: Somatic growth and reproductive maturation inPan troglodytes},
  author={Yuzuru Hamada and Toshifumi Udono and Migaku Teramoto and Tsutomu Sugawara},
Growth of chimpanzees reared at the Kumamoto Primates Park of Sanwa Kagaku Kenkyusho Co. Ltd. was studied cross-sectionally from the viewpoints of somatic growth and reproductive maturation. Distance and velocity curves were expressed using spline function method. Males showed adolescent growth acceleration in body weight, with a peak at 7.86 yrs of age, but not in trunk length. Females showed continuous rapid growth from mid-juvenile to adolescent phase in both body weight and trunk length… CONTINUE READING
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