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What are the differences between apes and humans?

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Character

Apes

Man

1.       

Arms

Longer than legs.

Smaller than legs.

2.       

Foot

Sole of foot does not rest on ground while walking.

Sole of foot rests on ground while walking.

3.       

Lower jaws

Heavy

Small

4.       

Teeth

Large

Small

5.       

Chin

Round, not very prominent

Flat and prominent

6.       

Nose

Flat

Elevated

7.       

Posture

Less erect

Fully erect

8.       

Cranial capacity

100 c.c. to 510 c.c.

1500 c.c.

9.       

Lumbar curve

Absent

Present

10.   

Dentition

U-shaped

Crescent shaped

11.   

Thumb

Not opposable, poor grasping power

Opposable, better grasping power

12.   

Body hair

Dense

Scanty

13.   

Locomotion

Quadrupedal

Bipedal

14.   

Adaptation

Arboreal

Terrestrial

15.   

Skull

Flat

Dome-shaped

16.   

Pelvic girdle

Narrow and elongated

Broad and flat

17.   

Foramen magnum

Directed backwards

Directed downwards (ventral position)

18.   

Neck

Limited movements

Greater movements

19.   

Communication

Lacks knowledge of written communication

Advanced knowledge of written communication

20.   

Number of chromosomes

48 (24 pairs)

46 (23 pairs)

 

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