, Volume 92, Issue 4, pp 567-572
Date: 08 Sep 2012

Palaeopathology and fate of Ida (Darwinius masillae, Primates, Mammalia)

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The skeletons of the left and right hands of Ida (Darwinius masillae) were analysed with micro-CT. Evidently, a severe trauma has affected the wrist of the right hand at a time when the carpals were not yet ossified. The background of this accident is discussed.

This article is a contribution to the special issue “Messel and the terrestrial Eocene—Proceedings of the 22nd Senckenberg Conference”