New Postcranial Fossils of Proconsul africanus and Proconsul nyanzae
The limb proportions of P. africanus can be almost perfectly calculated for one individual.
The estimate of body weight for this individual is now on a much sounder foundation than before.
The hypotheses concerning locomotor adaptations that were based on the forelimb can now be checked against the hindlimb.
The body weight of P. nyanzae can be estimated, based on the size of the leg and foot skeleton and other reasonably attributed parts.
Comparisons can be made between the two species.
KeywordsProximal Phalanx Postcranial Skeleton Distal Shaft Proximal Epiphysis Medial Cuneiform
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