endocast


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endocast

[′en·dō‚kast]
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He recognized that the brain endocast from Taung had the peculiar qualities of some creature that had erect posture and must have walked on two legs.
75) The endocast data have been discussed and argued for many decades, but today are being subjected to new interpretations based on better comparative studies and on neuro-imaging data.
Although small in size, LBI's endocast displays a humanlike shape, Falk asserted.
The researchers compared the 'hobbit' endocast with others including those from chimpanzees, an adult female Homo erectus, a present-day woman, an adult female pygmy and a microcephalic - a person with an abnormally small skull.
Although small in size, LB1's endocast displays a humanlike shape, Falk asserted.
The size and shape of the excavated endocast and the size of the seeds were consistent with the description given by Telford (1982).
The dimples and bumps on endocasts are often ambiguous, however.
9 (ANI): A research team led by anthropologist Ralph Holloway at Columbia University has compared brain scans and internal casts, or endocasts of skulls from children affected with dwarfism with unaffected children, and found hobbits to be stunted humans.
Reading those impressions called endocasts revealed for the first time the size, shape and structure of early mammalian brains.
The third synapomorphy uniting the clade is a long, straight intestine (43:0-1), although only in a few species can probable gut endocasts be seen.
Nineteen contributions are organized into sections on paleoprimatology, cranial morphology, comparative neurobiology and endocasts, postcranial morphology, and aspects of behavior and ecology.
Additional invertebrates include fragmented Chlamys, endocasts of Turritella, larger gastropods and wedge clams, and fragmented bryozoans and decapods.