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First evidence on foot preference during locomotion in Old World monkeys: a study of quadrupedal and bipedal actions in Sichuan snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana).
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PMID:  18685923     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is the first report of foot preference during locomotion in Old World monkeys. Foot preferences during the quadrupedal walking action and the bipedal shifting action of a naturalistic group of Sichuan snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana) in Zhouzhi National Nature Reserve in the Qinling Mountains of China were investigated. Twelve of 21 individuals tested on quadrupedal action and all 21 individuals tested on bipedal action exhibited a significant foot preference. Both significant right- and left-footed preferences were observed; sex affected neither direction nor strength of foot preference in both actions. The finding that 61.90% of focal R. roxellana showed a right-foot preference, both in quadrupedal action based on the footed index and in bipedal action based on the z-score, is in partial agreement with the postural origin hypothesis on footedness. Foot preference was significantly stronger in bipedal action than in quadrupedal action, supporting the view that posture could be a crucial factor influencing foot preference as well as hand preference in this species.
Dapeng Zhao; Baoguo Li; Kunio Watanabe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-08-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Primates; journal of primatology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0032-8332     ISO Abbreviation:  Primates     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-23     Completed Date:  2009-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401152     Medline TA:  Primates     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  260-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Life Sciences, Northwest University, 710069 Xi'an, China.
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MeSH Terms
Colobinae / physiology*
Foot / physiology*
Functional Laterality / physiology*
Locomotion / physiology*
Statistics, Nonparametric

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