What are the differences between a human skeleton and a chimpanzee skeleton?

Add your answer...

1 Answer

• The volume of the human brain case averages 1400 cm3, while the chimpanzee brain case averages 400 cm3. • Human canines are small in both sexes; chimpanzee canines are larger in males. • Chimpanzee metacarpals are longer and more curved for climbing in trees and knuckle-walking on the ground. • The human thumb is relatively longer and has well-developed musculature for fine manipulation. • The chimpanzee clavicle angles upward; the human shoulder joint is lower. • The thorax of the chimpanzee is broad compared to the human thorax. • The human spine is curved for balance during bipedal locomotion. • The human pelvis has a short, broad ilium and a short ischium. This is also an adaptation for bipedality. • The human femur is distally angled inwards towards the midline. This is called a valgus knee and helps with balance during walking. • Human toes are shorter than chimpanzee toes. • The big toe of the human is adducted, or drawn in line with the rest of the toes, compared to the ...
This link is broken. Help us!
Thanks for your feedback!

Related Videos

Not the answer you're looking for? Try asking your own question.