Palaeopathology and fate of Ida (Darwinius masillae, Primates, Mammalia)
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- Franzen, J.L., Habersetzer, J., Schlosser-Sturm, E. et al. Palaeobio Palaeoenv (2012) 92: 567. doi:10.1007/s12549-012-0102-8
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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.
KeywordsPrimates Darwinius Eocene Palaeopathology Messel
Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, Mammalogie (mammalogy).
Zoologische Sammlung, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany