Canopy height utilisation and trauma in three species of cercopithecoid monkeys

Chapman, C. and Legge, Scott S. and Johns, Sarah E. (2007) Canopy height utilisation and trauma in three species of cercopithecoid monkeys. BABAO 2004 Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology, BAR In . pp. 15-18. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

Trauma was studied in the long bones (femur, tibia, fibula, humerus, radius, and ulna) of primate skeletal remains based at the Powell-Cotton Museum, Birchington, Kent, UK. The specimens were from three different arboreal quadrupeds who are known to travel at overlapping but differential levels in the the tree canopy; Cercopithecus cephus, and Piliocolobus badtus. Of the 80 skeletons examined, 15 had evidence of healed fractures. The femur was found to be the most frequent type of bone broken amongst all three species, followed by the humerus, then radius. Although there was a trend toward a higher trauma frequency based on increased canopy travelling height, the differences were nott statistically different

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Trauma; fracture; canopy; primate; cercopithecoid
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Biological Anthropology
Depositing User: Sarah Johns
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2008 15:23
Last Modified: 27 May 2014 09:34
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2917 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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