Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Zihlman, Adrienne L.

Primatologist, evolutionary biologist at UC Santa Cruz. Specialist in primate behavior, primate evolution, human evolution, comparative anatomy, and anatomical bases of behavior (e.g. locomotion, sexual dimorphism, and sex roles). Has conducted fieldwork in Africa (Kenya, Uganda, South Africa) and Europe. Author of The Human Evolution Coloring Book (2nd edn, 2000) and many articles, especially the classic (co-authored) ‘Pygmy chimpanzee as a possible prototype for the common ancestor of humans, chimpanzees and gorilla’ (1978).

See the bonobo hypothesis.

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