ANTH 1001 3-6

ANTH 1001 3-6 - temporalis GORILLA BEHAVIOR Social...

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ANTH 1001 3-6 GORILLA MORPHOLOGY (also characteristic of all apes) Arms longer than legs Broad thorax Mobile, flexible wrist “Stiff back” (i.e., few lumbar vertebrae) No tail Dental formula: 2, 1, 2, 3/2, 1, 2, 3 Y-5 cusp pattern on lower molars (only hominoids have Y-5 pattern) Marked sexual dimorphism in body size, with males being two ties larger than females Prominent sagittal crest, which is a ridge of bone along the midline of the cranium for attatchment of
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Unformatted text preview: temporalis GORILLA BEHAVIOR Social organization is single-male poylgyny , with a single adult male and several adult females and juveniles. The single adult male is called a silverback , indicated by the grey hair on his back *Chimps and Gorillas social organizations are markedly different from one another (watched video the rest of time)...
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2009 for the course ANTH 1001 taught by Professor Tague during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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