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J Med Primatol. 2014 Aug;43(4):280-3. doi: 10.1111/jmp.12129. Epub 2014 May 22.

Facial dysplasia in wild chimpanzees.

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UMR 7206 CNRS/MNHN/P7, Ecoathropologie et ethnobiologie, CP 135, Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris, France; Projet pour la conservation des grands singes (PCGS), UWA Sebitoli Station, Kibale National Park, Fort Portal, Uganda.

Abstract

At least 10% of the Sebitoli chimpanzee community of the Kibale National Park (Uganda) present a characteristic facial phenotype with flattened nose, reduced nostrils, and concave mid-face. Affected individuals do not present skin lesions, and also young infants are affected. We suggest, therefore, a congenital origin of this defect.

KEYWORDS:

chimpanzee; congenital malformation; nasal defect

PMID:
24849542
DOI:
10.1111/jmp.12129
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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