Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments

, Volume 92, Issue 4, pp 567–572

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

Authors

    • Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut Frankfurt
    • Naturhistorisches Museum Basel
  • Jörg Habersetzer
    • Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut Frankfurt
  • Evelyn Schlosser-Sturm
    • Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut Frankfurt
  • Erik Lorenz Franzen
    • Marien-Hospital Witten
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s12549-012-0102-8

Cite this article as:
Franzen, J.L., Habersetzer, J., Schlosser-Sturm, E. et al. Palaeobio Palaeoenv (2012) 92: 567. doi:10.1007/s12549-012-0102-8

Abstract

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.

Keywords

PrimatesDarwiniusEocenePalaeopathologyMessel

Abbreviations

SMF

Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Mammalogie (mammalogy).

ZMB

Zoologische Sammlung, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany

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© Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Springer 2012