114 pages | 24 Color Illus.
The first photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of a baby gorilla, this book details the comparative and phylogenetic context of the gross anatomy and evolutionary history of the soft tissue morphology of modern humans and one of their closest relatives. With detailed high-quality photographs of musculoskeletal structures, it provides an updated review of the anatomical variations within gorillas as well as an extensive list of the synonyms used in the literature to designate the structures discussed. It will be of interest to students, teachers, and researchers studying primatology, comparative anatomy, functional morphology, zoology, and physical anthropology.
Introduction and Aims
Methodology and Material
Head and Neck Musculature
Pectoral and Upper Limb Musculature
Trunk and Back Musculature
Diaphragmatic and Abdominal Musculature
Perineal, Coccygeal and Anal Musculature
Pelvic and Lower Limb Musculature
Appendix I: Literature including information about the muscles of chimpanzees
Appendix II: Literature cited, not including information about the muscles of chimpanzees