Trabecular Bone Volume across Great Ape Species


January 15, 2024


Author/Student: Elainna Jennings

For this project, I chose to look at the distal and proximal portion of the femur in four different great ape species: Homo sapien, Pan troglodytes, Gorilla gorilla, and Pongo pygmaeus. When designing this poster, I catered it towards senior highschool/lower classmen undergraduate students as an introduction to trabecular bone and species variation. For the images, I researched different scans done across specimens of each species, both female and male, and reconstructed them by hand. I then looked at these samples together and used them to explain how trabecular bone forms; dependent on weight, locomotion, gender, and habitat.

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