Anatomical description of muscles in the hind limb and tail of Cebus albifrons

U. Miriam Quevedo, S. Jannet Cisneros, Z. Miluska Navarette, G. Juan Pablo Torres, S. Alberto Sato

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© 2009 Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. All rights reserved. The objective of this study was to perform the anatomic description of the muscles located in the hind limb and tail of Cebus albifrons. Four adult monkeys older than 3 years of age and castrated were used. The animals were euthanized and embalmed; then, after six days, the dissection of the hind limb and tail was carried out. Muscles were described in comparison with the Rhesus monkey (Maccaca mullata). The pelvis and thigh, leg and foot region presented 18, 12 and 11 muscles respectively. Piriformis, peroneotibialis, peroneus digiti quarti and the opponens digiti hallucis muscles were not present. The tail region presented 10 muscles, a higher number as compared to the Rhesus.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009


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