Knuckle walking by a baboon (Papio cynocephalus).

Research paper by G G Hausfater

Indexed on: 01 Sep '75Published on: 01 Sep '75Published in: American Journal of Physical Anthropology


This paper describes the development of a knuckle walking mode of locomotion by a free-living yellow baboon (Papio cynocephalus). Some implications of this occurrence for theories of the evolution of knuckle walking are discussed.