Anatomy Research International

New Models and Insights into Primate Evolutionary Morphology


Publishing date
15 Jun 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Dec 2010

Lead Editor

1Department of Physical Therapy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2Department of Anatomy, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA

3Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany


New Models and Insights into Primate Evolutionary Morphology

Description

Evolutionary morphology encompasses the functional, adaptational, and phylogenetic characteristics of organisms and how they have evolved. This Special Issue asks questions about the processual and mechanistic events associated with gaining these characteristics and what the selective pressures shaping this evolution may have been. These questions may take the form of overt hypothesis testing or they may be more descriptive in nature. This particular issue focuses on humans, fossil humans, and our nonhuman primate relatives.

Researchers are invited to submit original research articles as well as review articles from areas related to evolutionary morphology including anatomy, evolutionary biology, biomechanics, biological anthropology, paleontology, evolutionary theory, and ecology. Topics to be considered for publication will include, but are not limited to:

  • Fossil human morphology
  • Australopithecines as well as the Homo lineage
  • Evolution of the special senses in primates
    • Includes studies on both extant and fossil species
    • Encompasses olfaction, taste, vision, and hearing
  • Comparative morphology of the postcranial skeleton in the hominoids
    • With a focus on evolution of locomotion and postural behavior
  • Contemporary human morphological studies
    • Include studies done on human cadavers and would focus on anatomical structures that have previously been poorly described
  • Comparative morphology of the masticatory system in living and fossil primates
    • Include work done on the skull, musculature, and microanatomical morphology of the temporomandibular joint
  • Dentition of living and fossil primates
  • Comparative and evolutionary morphology of the limbs and vertebral column in living and fossil primates

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ari/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 895175
  • - Editorial

New Models and Insights into Primate Evolutionary Morphology

Anne M. Burrows | Kathleen M. Muldoon | Adam D. Sylvester
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 714624
  • - Research Article

Climatic and Altitudinal Influences on Variation in Macaca Limb Morphology

Karen J. Weinstein
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 378431
  • - Research Article

Anatomical Correlates to Nectar Feeding among the Strepsirrhines of Madagascar: Implications for Interpreting the Fossil Record

Magdalena N. Muchlinski | Jonathan M. G. Perry
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 191509
  • - Review Article

Comparative Triceps Surae Morphology in Primates: A Review

Jandy B. Hanna | Daniel Schmitt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 623186
  • - Research Article

Development of the Lacrimal Apparatus in the Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and Its Potential Role as an Animal Model for Humans

S. J. Rehorek | J. R. Holland | ... | T. D. Smith
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 929848
  • - Research Article

The Jaw Adductor Resultant and Estimated Bite Force in Primates

Jonathan M. G. Perry | Adam Hartstone-Rose | Rachel L. Logan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 580864
  • - Research Article

Hip Anatomy and Ontogeny of Lower Limb Musculature in Three Species of Nonhuman Primates

Jeremy J. Baker | Katherine J. Searight | ... | Timothy D. Smith
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 484607
  • - Research Article

Making Space for Permanent Molars in Growing Baboon (Papio anubis) and Great Ape (Pan paniscus and P. troglodytes) Mandibles: Possible Ontogenetic Strategies and Solutions

Julia C. Boughner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 236894
  • - Research Article

Mosaic Evolution of Brainstem Motor Nuclei in Catarrhine Primates

Seth D. Dobson | Chet C. Sherwood
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 849751
  • - Research Article

Allometry and Interspecific Differences in the Facial Cranium of Two Closely Related Macaque Species

Tsuyoshi Ito | Takeshi Nishimura | Masanaru Takai

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