The evolution of the primate foot : anatomy, function, and paleontological evidence / Angel Zeininger, Kevin G. Hatala, Roshna E. Wunderlich, Daniel Schmitt, editors.

The human foot is a unique and defining characteristic of our anatomy. While most primates have grasping, prehensile feet, the human foot stands out as a powerful non-grasping propulsive lever that is central to our evolution as adept bipedal walkers and runners. Very few books have compiled and eva...

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Other Authors: Zeininger, Angel (Editor), Hatala, Kevin G. (Editor), Wunderlich, Roshna E. (Editor), Schmitt, Daniel (Professor of evolutionary anthropology) (Editor)
Format: Electronic
Published: Cham : Springer, [2022]
Series:Developments in primatology.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Clinical and Evolutionary Perspectives on the Primate Foot: A Historical and Contemporary View
  • The Primate Ankle and Hindfoot
  • The Primate Midfoot and Human Longitudinal Arch
  • The Primate Forefoot
  • Myology of the Primate Foot
  • The Integument and Associated Structures of the Primate Foot
  • Experimental Research on Foot Use and Function During Climbing by Primates
  • Foot Posture During Quadrupedal Walking in Primates
  • Primate Foot Use During Bipedal Walking
  • Running in Addition to Walking Helped Shape the Human Foot
  • The Feet of Paleogene Primates
  • Miocene Ape Feet
  • The Early Hominin Foot
  • The Feet of Fossil Homo
  • Locomotor behavior of the sloth lemurs (Palaeopropithecidae) and the function and anatomy of a foot adapted for suspensory locomotion
  • Recent Developments and Future Directions for the Study of Primate Feet.