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Author Diogo, Rui.

Title Comparative anatomy and phylogeny of primate muscles and human evolution / by Rui Diogo, Bernard Wood
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 1025 pages) : color illustrations
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Materials and methods -- 3. Phylogenetic analyses of primates based on the muscles of the head, neck, pectoral region and the upper limb -- 4. General remarks on the evolution of the head, neck, pectoral and upper limb muscles of primates -- References -- Appendix I. Tables of primate head, neck, pectoral and upper limb muscles -- Appendix II. Photographs of primate head, neck, pectoral and upper limb muscles
Summary The combined anatomical materials provided in this book point out that modern humans have fewer head, neck, pectoral and upper limb muscles than most other living primates, but are consistent with the proposal that facial and vocal communication and specialized thumb movements have probably played an important role in recent human evolution. This book will be of interest to primatologists, comparative anatomists, functional morphologists, zoologists, physical anthropologists, and systematicians, as well as to medical students, physicians and researchers interested in understanding the origin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Anatomy, Comparative.
Human evolution.
Muscles -- Evolution.
Muscles -- Phylogeny.
Primates -- Anatomy.
Muscle, Skeletal -- anatomy & histology.
Primates -- anatomy & histology.
Anatomy, Comparative.
Form Electronic book
Author Wood, Bernard A.
ISBN 143988336X (eBook ; PDF)
9781439883365 (eBook ; PDF)