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Title
Osteology of the hamadryas baboon (Papio hamadryas)
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Abstract
Besides living as a free-ranging primate in the horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, the hamadryas baboon has an important place in zoos and can be found in biomedical research centers worldwide. To be valuable as a non-human primate laboratory model for man, its anatomy should be portrayed in detail, allowing for the correct interpretation and translation of obtained research results. Reviewing the literature on the use of the baboon in biomedical research revealed that very limited anatomical works on this species are available. Anatomical atlases are incomplete, use archaic nomenclature and fail to provide high-definition color photographs. Therefore, the skeletons of two male hamadryas baboons were prepared by manually removing as much soft tissues as possible followed by maceration in warm water to which enzyme-containing washing powder was added. The bones were bleached with hydrogen peroxide and degreased by means of methylene chloride. Photographs of the various bones were taken, and the anatomical structures were identified using the latest version of the Nomina Anatomica Veterinaria. As such, the present article shows 31 annotated multipanel figures. The skeleton of the hamadryas baboon generally parallels the human skeleton, but some remarkable differences have been noticed. If these are taken into consideration when evaluating the results of experiments using the hamadryas baboon, justified conclusions can be drawn.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Animals. - Place of publication unknown
Publication
Place of publication unknown : MDPI AG , 2023
ISSN
2076-2615
DOI
10.3390/ANI13193124
Volume/pages
13 :19 (2023) , p. 1-52
Article Reference
3124
ISI
001084640900001
Pubmed ID
37835730
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Creation 04.12.2023
Last edited 07.12.2023
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