publication . Thesis . 2014

Ontogeny, phylogeny and functional morphology of the hominoid shoulder girdle

Barros, A. P.;
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  • Published: 28 Sep 2014
  • Publisher: UCL (University College London)
  • Country: United Kingdom
The shoulder is of particular relevance for resolving issues of locomotor ancestry since, as a group, living hominoids can be defined by the set of functional similarities that they share at this anatomical area (such as a scapula located on the back of the ribcage, and a shoulder joint adapted to allow extensive abduction). However, there is ongoing debate over which selective pressures are responsible for these shared morphologies. The current study addresses the question of whether the similarities in this anatomical structure in hominoids are a product of common ancestry (homology) or rather the product of parallelism (homoplasy) from an ontogenetic and phyl...
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FCT| SFRH/BD/60349/2009
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: SFRH/BD/60349/2009
  • Funding stream: SFRH | Doutoramento
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