“A Trick of the Tail”: Prehensile Tails and Primate Evolution

A Trick of the Tail: Prehensile Tails and Primate Evolution By Luke Fannin When we look at ourselves in the mirror each morning, we are constantly reminded of our ape ancestry. For, like our fellow ape cousins – the chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans – we lack something that most other primates possess: a long tail. …

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