Parallelism, Brachiation, and Hominoid Phylogeny

  • Russell Tuttle


A renaissance of comparative primatological studies occurred during the past 15 years. It flourishes unabated. It is characterized by intensive focuses on function and inferential phylogenies and a dazzling battery of new and refurbished gadgetry and methods ranging from electromyography and cineradiography to computers and multivariate statistics for many seasons. This, coupled with an outpouring of information on the behavior of captive and free-ranging primates, their biomolecular particularities, and a remarkable number of new fossils, promises to elucidate aspects of some primate careers in a refreshingly solid note. Hopefully man will be among this newly illuminated lot.


Spider Monkey Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Anthropoid Primate Olecranon Process Selective Complex 
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  • Russell Tuttle
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  1. 1.Department of Anthropology, and Committee on Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Yerkes Regional Primate Research CenterEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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