By Rui Diogo
Gorillas, including chimpanzees, are our closest residing family. This booklet is the 1st photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of a child for any non-human primate species, being quite suitable after the outstanding discovery of a 3.3 million-year-old fossilized human baby at Dikika, Ethiopia ("Lucy's baby"). The publication for that reason adopts an identical structure as our photographic atlases of grownup gorillas, chimpanzees, hylobatids and orangutans, that are a part of a sequence of monographs that may set out the comparative and phylogenetic context of the gross anatomy and evolutionary heritage of the tender tissue morphology of contemporary people and their closest kinfolk. because the past books of this sequence, the current atlas contains special top of the range photos of musculoskeletal buildings from such a lot anatomical areas of the physique in addition to textual information regarding the attachments, innervation, functionality and weight of the respective muscle groups. despite the fact that, it contains more information and images concerning the inner organs and pores and skin, in addition to CT-scans. The booklet will be of curiosity to scholars, lecturers and researchers learning primatology, comparative anatomy, useful morphology, zoology, and actual anthropology and to scientific scholars, medical professionals and researchers who're occupied with the foundation, evolution, homology and adaptations of the musculoskeletal constructions of contemporary humans.
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Extra resources for Baby Gorilla: Photographic and Descriptive Atlas of Skeleton, Muscles and Internal Organs
Sonntag 1924; our dissections). Regarding the adult VU GG1 specimen previously described by us (Diogo et al. 2010), on the right side the omohyoideus had a single belly, with no intermediate tendon or tendinous intersection, running from the hyoid bone to the anteromesial portion of the scapula, just laterally to the insertion of the levator claviculae; on the left side the attachments were similar, but there was a small tendinous intersection (but not a distinct, well-defined intermediate tendon such as that usually found in humans) in the middle of the muscle.
Sternothyroideus (weight not measured; Fig. 4) • Attachments: From sternum and adjacent regions to oblique line of thyroid cartilage. • Usual innervation: Cervical plexus (Sommer 1907); branches of ansa hypoglossi (C1, C2, C3; Raven 1950). • Notes: Fig. 20 of Raven (1950) seems to suggest that in the gorilla dissected by him the sternothyroideus had a tendinous intersection such as that present in at least some humans, chimpanzees, hylobatids, and some other primate and nonprimate taxa. Fürbringer (1872) reported such an intersection in another gorilla specimen, but Deniker (1885) stated that there was no tendinous intersection in the gorilla fetus dissected by him.
2010) and in one of the four specimens dissected by Preuschoft (1965), but is absent in most gorillas according to authors such as Sarmiento (1994). For instance, it was absent in 2 out of 2 gorillas dissected by Sarmiento (1994) and in 10 out of 11 gorillas reported in the literature reviewed by that author, and was also absent in the gorilla dissected by Susman et al. (1999) and in 3 of the 4 gorillas dissected by Preuschoft (1965), and in one of the adult gorillas dissected by us (Diogo et al.