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Article: Scapular position in primates

TitleScapular position in primates
Authors
Issue Date2006
PublisherS Karger AG. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.karger.com/FPR
Citation
Folia Primatologica, 2006, v. 78 n. 1, p. 19-35 How to Cite?
AbstractScapular position affects shoulder mobility, which plays an important role in the upper limb adaptations in primates. However, currently available data on scapular position are unsatisfactory because of the failure to simultaneously consider the relative dimensions of all the three skeletal elements of the shoulder girdle, i.e. the clavicle, the scapula and the thorax. In the present study, the clavicular length and the scapular spine length were measured on preserved cadavers, and the dorsoventral thoracic diameter was measured on scaled radiographs of a wide range of primates, permitting a quantitative comparison of scapular position among primates. It was found that arboreal monkeys have a more dorsally situated scapula than terrestrial ones, but the same difference was not found between terrestrial and arboreal prosimians. Hominoids were found to have the most dorsally situated scapula. Contrary to the slow climbing theory of hominoid evolution, which tries to explain most postcranial specializations of hominoids as adaptations for slow climbing, the scapulae of slow-climbing lorines and Alouatta are much less dorsal than those of the hominoids. Copyright © 2007 S. Karger AG.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/176323
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.778
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.372
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dc.contributor.authorChan, LKen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-26T09:09:20Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-26T09:09:20Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.citationFolia Primatologica, 2006, v. 78 n. 1, p. 19-35en_US
dc.identifier.issn0015-5713en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/176323-
dc.description.abstractScapular position affects shoulder mobility, which plays an important role in the upper limb adaptations in primates. However, currently available data on scapular position are unsatisfactory because of the failure to simultaneously consider the relative dimensions of all the three skeletal elements of the shoulder girdle, i.e. the clavicle, the scapula and the thorax. In the present study, the clavicular length and the scapular spine length were measured on preserved cadavers, and the dorsoventral thoracic diameter was measured on scaled radiographs of a wide range of primates, permitting a quantitative comparison of scapular position among primates. It was found that arboreal monkeys have a more dorsally situated scapula than terrestrial ones, but the same difference was not found between terrestrial and arboreal prosimians. Hominoids were found to have the most dorsally situated scapula. Contrary to the slow climbing theory of hominoid evolution, which tries to explain most postcranial specializations of hominoids as adaptations for slow climbing, the scapulae of slow-climbing lorines and Alouatta are much less dorsal than those of the hominoids. Copyright © 2007 S. Karger AG.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherS Karger AG. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.karger.com/FPRen_US
dc.relation.ispartofFolia Primatologicaen_US
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Physiologicalen_US
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen_US
dc.subject.meshBiological Evolutionen_US
dc.subject.meshBiomechanicsen_US
dc.subject.meshCadaveren_US
dc.subject.meshLocomotion - Physiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshPrimates - Anatomy & Histology - Physiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshRadiography, Thoracic - Methods - Veterinaryen_US
dc.subject.meshScapula - Anatomy & Histology - Physiology - Radiographyen_US
dc.subject.meshShoulder Joint - Anatomy & Histology - Physiology - Radiographyen_US
dc.subject.meshSpecies Specificityen_US
dc.subject.meshThorax - Anatomy & Histologyen_US
dc.titleScapular position in primatesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, LK: lapki@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChan, LK=rp00536en_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1159/000095683en_US
dc.identifier.pmid17170554-
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dc.identifier.volume78en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.spage19en_US
dc.identifier.epage35en_US
dc.identifier.eissn1421-9980-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000242999500002-
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerlanden_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChan, LK=7403540426en_US

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