arm length

alex duncan (
14 Aug 1995 21:47:44 GMT

In article <40l0nr$> Thomas Clarke, writes:

>>And very unlike that of hominids. Where are the shorter limbs one
>>would expect in an aquatic animal?
>Homo sapiens has shorter arms than any other ape.

Not so. Homo sapiens has arms of the expected length for an ape our
size. In fact, Homo, Australopithecus & Pan all have arms that are the
same length relative to body mass.

Alex Duncan
Dept. of Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1086