Clavicle length and shoulder breadth in hominoid evolution
Laudicina, Natalie M.
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Citation (published version)Natalie M Laudicina, Matt Cartmill. 2016. "Clavicle length and shoulder breadth in hominoid evolution." American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 85th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists. Atlanta, GA, 2016-04-13 - 2016-04-16
For a given body mass, hominoids have longer clavicles than typical monkeys, reflecting the laterad reorientation of the hominoid glenoid. Relative length of the clavicle varies among hominoids, with orangutans having longer clavicles than expected for body mass and gorillas and chimpanzees having shorter clavicles than expected. Modern humans conform to the general hominoid distribution, but Neandertals have longer clavicles than expected for their size. [TRUNCATED]