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eurasian I - Courtney Peterson Bio 180S Ape-Human...

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Courtney Peterson Bio 180S – Ape-Human Transition Rook, L. et al. “The bony labyrinth of Oreopithecus bambolii ”. Journal of Human Evolution . 46(3) (2004): 347-354. Eurasian hominoids I (Oreopithecus) In its relatively long relationship with man (since 1872), Oreopithecus bambii has been the topic of many an argument among paleoprimatologists. It was originally placed with cercopithedcids; however, after additional specimens were discover it found its home among the hominoid family. These specimens were plentiful, as O. bambii is one of the most well sampled fossil apes of the Miocene due to their presence among coal deposits. The purpose of this week’s article was to explore the semicircular canal system of O. bambii , the results of which delivered information about phylogenetic relationships and locomotor agility. The latter of these is true because the semicircular canal is a primary contributor to sensory control of locomotion, a key trait in brachiating primates. The results confirmed that
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2009 for the course BAA 180S taught by Professor Williams during the Fall '07 term at Duke.

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