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Anth 2010: Important terms and concepts II FOR MIDTERM 2: Skeleton System Locomotion & Diet Quadrupedal Bipedal Pronograde Orthograde What does each of the following skeletal features tell you about the animal’s locomotor behavior? (Think of it in terms of the above-listed four terms and/or sexual dimorphism and/or diet- check here if you need help: eSkeletons.org) Foramen magnum position Temporalis muscle attachment location/size Masseter muscle attachment location/size Nuchal (neck) muscle attachment location/size Brow ridge Prognathism Post-orbital constriction Cranial capacity Front lobe/bones size Incisor tooth orientation Canine tooth size Premolar honing facet Simian shelf or chin What does each of the following skeletal features tell you about the animal’s locomotor behavior? (Think of it in terms of the above-listed four terms and/or sexual dimorphism and/or diet- check here if you need help: eSkeletons.org) Rib cage shape Scapula shape, position, and glenoid fossa orientation

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