Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Primate Craniofacial Function and Biology

Editors: Vinyard, Chris, Ravosa, Matthew J., Wall, Christine (Eds.)

  • All chapters are written by experts currently doing research in fields ranging from developmental biology and genetics to the study of primate diets in remote areas of the world

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Primates have unusual heads among mammals. Their big brains, relatively short faces and forward-facing eyes are part of a unique combination of traits that have captured the interest of biological anthropologists for decades. Describing the patterns of primate craniofacial evolution as well as sorting out the functional consequences of this evolutionary history has been fundamental in developing our current understanding of primates. Primate Craniofacial Function and Biology surveys current research on primate heads emphasizing the recent progress and diversity of functional studies into primate and mammalian craniofacial form. Much of the work included in this volume was inspired by William L. Hylander and his life-long contribution to research on primate craniofacial form and function.

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"Experimental analysis of functional adaptations of facial and skull form in nonhuman primates often has implications for human evolution as well. William Hylander (Duke Univ.) has been a major player in this arena since the early 1970s, and this volume is based on a 2005 symposium in his honor. … Greater intercitation of chapters would have improved this excellent collection of often-complex papers. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, and faculty." (E. Delson, Choice, Vol. 46 (8), April, 2009)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Experimental Comparative Anatomy in Physical Anthropology: The Contributions of Dr. William L. Hylander to Studies of Skull Form and Function

    Schmitt, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • A Nonprimate Model for the Fused Symphysis: In Vivo Studies in the Pig

    Herring, Susan W. (et al.)

    Pages 19-37

  • Symphyseal Fusion in Selenodont Artiodactyls: New Insights from~In Vivo and Comparative Data

    Williams, Susan H. (et al.)

    Pages 39-61

  • Does the Primate Face Torque?

    Ross, Callum F.

    Pages 63-81

  • Motor Control of Masticatory Movements in the Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons)

    Crompton, Alfred W. (et al.)

    Pages 83-111

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eBook $269.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Primate Craniofacial Function and Biology
Editors
  • Chris Vinyard
  • Matthew J. Ravosa
  • Christine Wall
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-76585-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-76585-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-76584-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9181-2
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 496
Topics