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A COMPARATIVE PRIMATE ANATOMY Dissection Manual
 

Summary: A COMPARATIVE PRIMATE ANATOMY
Dissection Manual
Edited by:
Rebecca Rogers Ackermann
Version 1.0
Copyright 2003
This dissection manual was prepared in conjunction with a course in Comparative Primate Anatomy taught
jointly by Professors J Cheverud, G Conroy, and J Phillips-Conroy, at Washington University in St. Louis in the
mid 1990's. The dissections in this course focused on the skeleton and musculature of the limbs, specifically in
a comparative context. As most dissection guides are Homo-centric, Homo sapiens is used as a reference
species against which we compared the anatomy of the non-human primates. It also includes brief sections on
behavior and ecology, as well as summary comparative anatomy sections. The choice of species was solely a
function of availability, and included three New World monkeys (Saguinus oedipus, Saimiri sciureus, Ateles
sp.), one African prosimian (Galago crassicaudatus), two southeast Asian macaques (Macaca fascicularis, M.
mulatta), one African baboon (Papio hamadryas), and one great ape (Pongo pygmaeus). This guide is by no
means a comprehensive guide, and is instead intended as a working document. As such, any comments or
additional contributions to this guide are welcome, and will be included in updated versions.
Importantly, this dissection guide was a collective effort, and a number of graduate and undergraduate students
at Washington University contributed text and graphics to this work. These contributors include: Rebecca
Rogers Ackermann, Jeff Baliff, Susan Foxman, Jennifer Helbig, Jonathan Lesser, Mark Mosbacher, Sam

  

Source: Ackermann, Rebecca Rogers - Department of Archaeology, University of Cape Town

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine