Phenotypic integration in the cervical vertebrae of the Hominoidea (Primates)

The mammalian cervical vertebral column (neck vertebrae) is interesting because most mammals only have seven cervical vertebrae, and variation in this number is linked to severe consequences and high risk of disease. This is despite a wide variety of locomotor behaviors in mammals. Previous research found a similar pattern of integration of the cervical vertebrae among… Continue reading Phenotypic integration in the cervical vertebrae of the Hominoidea (Primates)