By Andrea B. Taylor, Michele L. Goldsmith
Gorillas, certainly one of our closest residing family members, are the biggest dwelling primates, and teeter on the point of extinction. This learn bargains the 1st comparative standpoint on gorilla populations all through their typical diversity, and covers all recognized subspecies. Discussing phylogeny, evolution, sensible morphology, behavioral ecology and conservation biology, this multidisciplinary paintings may be crucial interpreting for primatologists, anthropologists, animal behaviorists and evolutionary biologists.
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IV: Description of the cranium of an adult male gorilla from the River Danger, West coast of Africa, indicative of a variety of the Great Chimpanzee (Troglodytes gorilla),with remarks on the capacity of the cranium and other characters shown by sections of the skull, in the orangs (Pithecus), chimpanzees (Troglodytes), and in different varieties of the human race. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, 4, 75–88. Owen, R. (1862b). Osteological contributions to the natural history of the chimpanzees (Troglodytes) and orangs (Pithecus).
Groves and Stott (1979) tried to determine how far Schultz’s features could be applied to other eastern populations – with varying results. A little-known paper by Rzasnicki (1936) used indices taken from human craniometry to sort out gorillas, using Coolidge’s data. He regarded six “complexes” of skull measurements as originating in different parts of the distribution and spreading out to different populations so that, just as it was customary until mid-century to regard different human populations as consisting 40% of one race, 25% of another, 20% of a third, and so on, so it was with gorillas.
Global primatology in a new millennium. International Journal of Primatology, 19, 1–12. Uchida, A. (1996). What we don’t know about great ape variation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 11, 163–168. 2 A history of gorilla taxonomy COLIN P . GROVES Prologue In the ﬁfth century BC the Carthaginian admiral Hanno was commissioned to sail down the west coast of Africa and found Carthaginian colonies. After dropping off colonists at intervals, he sailed on, and eventually came to a ﬁery mountain, near which was a bay in which was an island.
Gorilla Biology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective by Andrea B. Taylor, Michele L. Goldsmith