Limb bone allometry in primates: A test of the elastic similarity model

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Morphometric data on postcranial elements of ten species of Old World primates are used to test the elastic similarity model of limb scaling. The data are divided into three groupings to exclude as much variation due to differences in locomotor adaptation as possible. The data on skeletal diameters fits the model reasonably well. The length results, however, are generally not in conformity with the model's predictions.

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