, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 550–560 | Cite as

Flexor muscles of the thigh of crab-eating monkeys (Macaca fascicularis)

  • Kunihiko Kimura
  • Yutaka Takahashi
  • Masayoshi Konishi


On the basis of 28 hindlimbs of nine male and eight female crab-eating monkeys (Macaca fascicularis), the morphology of the flexor muscles of the thigh are described and some functional indices calculated, and these results are compared with those of some other primates. The results obtained from this study agreed generally with those of otherMacaca species. In general, the functional indices devised byStern (1971) did not show any significant differences between the right and left hindlimbs or between male and female monkeys, except for the index expressing the level of insertion of the m. biceps femoris on the tibia. The m. biceps femoris inserts further down the leg in females than in males.


Animal Ecology Flexor Muscle Functional Index Female Monkey Left Hindlimbs 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kunihiko Kimura
    • 1
  • Yutaka Takahashi
    • 1
  • Masayoshi Konishi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyNational Defense Medical CollegeTokorozawa, SaitamaJapan

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