Increased performance in juvenile baboons is consistent with ontogenetic changes in morphology.

Title

Increased performance in juvenile baboons is consistent with ontogenetic changes in morphology.

Creator

Boulinguez-Ambroise Grégoire;Herrel A;Berillon G;Young JW;Cornette R;Meguerditchian A;Cazeau C;Bellaiche L;Pouydebat E

Publisher

American Journal Of Physical Anthropology

Date

2021
2021-01-23

Description

In many primates, the greater proportion of climbing and suspensory behaviors in the juvenile repertoire likely necessitates good grasping capacities. Here, we tested whether very young individuals show near-maximal levels of grasping strength, and whether such an early onset of grasping performance could be explained by ontogenetic variability in the morphology of the limbs in baboons.

Subject

We quantified a performance trait, hand pull strength, at the juvenile and adult stages in a cross-sectional sample of 15 olive baboons (Papio anubis). We also quantified bone dimensions (i.e., lengths, widths, and heights) of the fore- (n = 25) and hind limb (n = 21) elements based on osteological collections covering the whole development of olive baboons.

Format

Journal Article

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology

Update Year & Number

Jan to Aug list 2021

Citation

Boulinguez-Ambroise Grégoire;Herrel A;Berillon G;Young JW;Cornette R;Meguerditchian A;Cazeau C;Bellaiche L;Pouydebat E, “Increased performance in juvenile baboons is consistent with ontogenetic changes in morphology.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 27, 2022, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11860.

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