Human and ape anatomy

Human and ape anatomy

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Credit: JOSE ANTONIO PENAS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Human and ape anatomy. Artwork comparing the anatomy of a human (left) and an ape (right). Both are primates, but as humans and apes diverged from a common ancestor they adapted to their environment in different ways. Humans walk upright on two legs and are endurance runners, while apes crouch, walk on all fours, and climb trees. Differences include: musculature (red) adapted to running rather than climbing; differently shaped ribcages; different arrangement of the vertebrae; humans having both more space between the hips and ribs, and longer legs and leg tendons; and human feet adapted for running, compared to an ape's prehensile toes.

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