Primate locomotion 2010

Primate locomotion 2010 - Brachiation swinging from the...

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Humans are bipedal: walk on two limbs They are unique among the primates for normally using this form of locomotion Locomotion: how one normally moves (National Geographic 1993) The foot is very specialized for walking bipedally
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Terrestrial quadruped: On ground, walks on four limbs Note the palms are down (Turnbaugh et al. 1993:172)
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Arboreal quadruped Northern woolly spider monkey from Brazil Note that the spider monkey has a prehensile (grasping) tail -- found only among some New World monkeys
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Vertical Clinging and Leaping Photo of tarsier (Feder & Park 2001:114)
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Unformatted text preview: Brachiation: swinging from the arms (Turnbaugh et al. 1993:174) Knuckle-walking: upper body is semi-erect (orthograde posture), quadrupedal walking using knuckles Chimpanzee (Turnbaugh et al. 1993:198) Gorilla (Turnbaugh et al. 1993:175) Our first movie is Wednesday Be sure to go to Blackboard -Assignments - and print out a copy of the questions for Among the Wild Chimpanzees Bring your question sheet to class to answer while you watch the movie. Movie will start at 10:10. No attendance sign-in on Wednesday...
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Simmons during the Spring '06 term at South Carolina.

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