Shaping Primate Evolution: Form, Function, and Behavior

Shaping Primate Evolution: Form, Function, and Behavior

by Fred Anapol, Rebecca Z. German, Nina G. Jablonski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521143411

ISBN-13: 9780521143417

Pub. Date: 06/10/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Shaping Primate Evolution is an edited collection of papers about how biological form is described in primate biology, and the consequences of form for function and behavior. The contributors are internationally recognized scholars in the field of quantitative primate revolutionary morphology. Each chapter elaborates upon the analysis of the form-function-behavior…  See more details below

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Shaping Primate Evolution is an edited collection of papers about how biological form is described in primate biology, and the consequences of form for function and behavior. The contributors are internationally recognized scholars in the field of quantitative primate revolutionary morphology. Each chapter elaborates upon the analysis of the form-function-behavior triad. This book is distinctive not only in the diversity of the topics discussed, but also in the range of levels of biological organization that are addressed from cellular morphometrics to the evolution of primate ecology. Through the marriage of theory with analytical applications, this volume will be an important reference work for all those interested in primate functional morphology.

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ISBN-13:
9780521143417
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/10/2010
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series, #40
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface : shaping primate evolution
1Charles Oxnard : an appreciation1
2The ontogeny of sexual dimorphism : the implications of longitudinal vs. cross-sectional data for studying heterochrony in mammals11
3Advances in the analysis of form and pattern : facial growth in African colobines24
4Cranial variation among the Asian colobines45
5Craniometric variation in early Homo compared to modern gorillas : a population-thinking approach66
6Fiber architecture, muscle function, and behavior : gluteal and hamstring muscles of semiterrestrial and arboreal guenons99
7Comparative fiber-type composition and size in the antigravity muscles of primate limbs134
8On the nature of morphology : selected canonical variates analyses of the hominoid hindtarsus and their interpretation162
9Plant mechanics and primate dental adaptations : an overview193
10Convergent evolution in brain "shape" and locomotion in primates206
11Jaw adductor force and symphyseal fusion229
12Hind limb drive, hind limb steering? : functional differences between fore and hind limbs in chimpanzee quadrupedalism258
13Becoming bipedal : how do theories of bipedalization stand up to anatomical scrutiny?281
14Modeling human walking as an inverted pendulum of varying length297
15Estimating the line of action of posteriorly inclined resultant jaw muscle forces in mammals using a model that minimizes functionally important distances in the skull334
16The evolution of primate ecology : patterns of geography and phylogeny353
17Charles Oxnard and the aye-aye : morphometrics, cladistics, and two very special primates368
18From "mathematical dissection of anatomies" to morphometrics : a twenty-first-century appreciations of Charles Oxnard378
19Design, level, interface, and complexity : morphometric interpretation revisited391
20Postscript and acknowledgments415

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