The Information Content of Morphometric Data in Primates

Function, Development, and Evolution
  • Charles E. Oxnard


In the 1965 Wenner Gren Symposium on Primate Locomotion organized by the late Warren Kinzey, one of the contributions was an exposition of the morphometrics of the primate shoulder (Oxnard, 1967). That study clearly demonstrated that the morphometrics of the shoulder arranged the primates on the basis of the way that the shoulder was used in the different species. Since then, morphometric studies of other individual anatomical regions have provided similar results: that species are arranged in line with functional usages of the particular anatomical regions concerned (Oxnard, 1983/1984).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles E. Oxnard
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  1. 1.Centre for Human Biology, Department of Anatomy and Human BiologyThe University of Western AustraliaAustralia

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