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Direct your attention of Figure 4.   Observe the foramen magnum in Pan troglodytes and

Homo sapiens shown in Figure 5. (15 points)

 

A.     Which species has a relatively larger foramen magnum? (5 points_

 

The species with the relatively larger foramen magnum is the Pan troglodytes.

 

B.     How are the positions different in each, and what does this suggest about the locomotion of these two species? (5 points)

 

C.     Now, look, also at the shape of the maxilla (upper jaw) of both specimens. What distinguishes the two - in terms of shape and dentition? (5 points)

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