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Who’s ‘Our Inner Ape’? Or, I got your hippie chimp right here, and it’s not a bonobo

Here’s a YouTube rendition of the slideshow I presented at Nerd Nite DC in 2016. The script follows the video. A shorter version is here… 2,241 more words


Bones of Contention: A Discussion of Biological Anthropology Blogs

When I first started researching biological anthropology blogs, I did what any university student would do: I turned to Google. One of the first search results was a nifty 2012… 857 more words


Reaching for the trees

It is 2018, the 4th of January. Myself and assistant DB are leopard-crawling through mud while clinging vines and thorn branches obstruct our mission: that being to locate the identity behind the primate “pyow” vocalizations at the site of the vervet monkey sleeping tree at 6.30 am. 242 more words


What is an Ape?

 Apes are haplorrhines. Haplorrhines are a taxonomic group of primates consisting of Monkeys, Apes and Tarsiers. Haplorrhines tend to have a larger body size, large relative brain size, and lack a rhinarium (moist nose). 382 more words


Primate of the Week: The Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey

Rhinopithecus roxellana

Suborder: Haplorrhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Superfamily: Cercopithecoidea
Family: Cercopithecidae
Subfamily: Colobinae

The genus snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus) consists of 5 species (3 are endemic to China). 678 more words


Passing through...Rwanda


Please join me on Opening Night Thursday, January 11th 6 -7:30 PM
to enjoy photographs, piano music by Duncan Cooper, and birthday cake! 36 more words


Loud Calling and The Hyoid Bone

Howler monkeys are characterized by their enlarged hyoid bone and their ability to produce distinct loud calls (Baldwin and Baldwin, 1976; Kelemen and Sade, 1960; Schon, 1986; 1988; Mittermeier et al., 1998; Dunn et al., 2015).The structure of the hyoid bone is cup like with large hollow air sacs located on either side of the bone (Schönn, 1971). 1,649 more words