A Study of Cerebral Vascular Evolution in Primates

  • Glenn C. Conroy


The intelligent use of nonhuman primates in evolutionary studies requires an appreciation for both primate anatomy and systematics. The choice of an experimental animal often depends not only on an evaluation of the comparative anatomical systems involved, but also on the phenetic relationship of the animal to man. An understanding of the anatomical variations found within the order Primates make it possible to design experimental research programs on anatomical systems of widely varying complexities within a group of animals closely related to our own species.


Internal Jugular Vein Venous Drainage Sigmoid Sinus Jugular Foramen Otic Capsule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Glenn C. Conroy
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  1. 1.Division of Biology & Medicine, Box GBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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