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Lemur Biology pp 149-192 | Cite as

Osteology and Myology of the Lemuriform Postcranial Skeleton

  • Françoise K. Jouffroy

Abstract

The study of limb morphology is no longer, as it has been until recently, simply a complement to the study of external characters and the skull, traditionally regarded by systematists and paleontologists as more significant. The concerns of zoologists today are much wider, extending from pure systematics to ecoethology, and the study of the movements involved in locomotion and prehension requires a profound understanding of limb morphology.

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Latissimus Dorsi Dorsal Aspect Extensor Digitorum High Primate Extensor Digitorum Communis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Françoise K. Jouffroy
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Anatomie ComparéeMuséum National d’Histoire Naturelle75 Paris VeFrance

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