COMPARING THE HUMAN HIP TO THAT OF OTHER VERTEBRATES

hiphuman hip

Human hips are composed of three separate bones, the ilium, ischium, and pubis, which fuse early in life. How does the human hip, which is adapated for bipedal locomotion, compare to the hips of quadrupedal animals?

salamander

salamander

frog

frog

turtle

turtle

alligator

alligator

alligator

cat

cat

human and chimp hips

human and chimp

WHAT SPECIFIC SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES DID YOU NOTICE BETWEEN THE HUMAN STRUCTURES AND THOSE OF OTHER VERTEBRATES? HOW DO THESE STRUCTURAL SIMILARITIES/DIFFERENCES COMPARE TO SIMILARITIES/DIFFERENCES IN LIFESTYLE? WHAT MAKES HUMANS UNIQUE? WHAT RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ORGANISMS DO YOU FEEL ARE SUPPORTED BY YOUR COMPARISONS OF THEIR FEATURES? WHAT FEATURES DO YOU FEEL DEFINE A PARTICULAR GROUP?
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