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3.4 - THE PROTECTORATE

3.4 - THE PROTECTORATE

December 13th, 2010, 8:55 pm

Apes are NOT monkeys, contrary to popular belief. Traditionally, apes are designated into two families:

* The family Hylobatidae (Gibbons)
* The family Hominidae (Chimps, Gorillas, Orangutans, and Humans)


Both families of apes can be distinguished from monkeys by the number of cusps on their molars (apes have five—the "Y-5" molar pattern, Old World monkeys have only four in a bilophodont pattern). Apes have more mobile shoulder joints and arms due to the dorsal position of the scapula, broad ribcages that are flatter front-to-back, and a shorter, less mobile spine compared to Old World monkeys (with caudal vertebrae greatly reduced, resulting in tail loss in some species). These are all anatomical adaptations to vertical hanging and swinging locomotion (brachiation) in the apes, as well as better balance in a bipedal pose.

...y'know.

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