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Difference Between Man And Apes

Difference between Man and Apes

S.N. Man Apes
1. The human species walk erect on two feet (bipedal). He is terrestrial, gregarious (lives in community) and omnivorous. The apes are semi-erect, for-handed, tree-dwellers and less gregarious. Legs in men are 30% longer than the arms.

In man, the thumb is longer and it is more mobile to close in on other fingers. As a result, the hand can be used for a variety of purposes. The thumb of the ape is short. 

The retina in the eye of man is provided with cone cells that perceive different colors. The retina in the eye of apes is not provided with cone cells.

In man, the brow ridge is not as prominent as in apes. In apes, the brow ridge is more prominent than man.

The capacity of the human brain box is 100cc. In gorilla it is 510cc.

The space between the two eyes is close enough for distance perception and stereoscopic vision. The space between the two eyes is not close enough as it does not require distance perception and stereoscopic vision.

Teeth of an (incisor, canine, premolar and molar) are smaller and more ordered. The jaws and nose are smaller than those of apes.

Bipedal locomotion in man leaves the arms and hand free for carrying or doing things, the movable joints of arms, wrists, hands, and fingers afford a great deal of versatility and the forelimbs can be used with great dexterity for handling tools.  There is quardpedal locomotion in apes for maintenance for proper body posture.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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