Canine non-reduction

Canine size in a pair-bonded primate:

Gibbon teeth

A gibbon skull. Creative commons license, courtesy of Flickr user estherase.

After last night’s Ardi program, I’ve received a number of e-mails (and one phone call) about Lovejoy’s pair-bonding-led-to-canine-reduction-led-to-bipedality theory. Just a quick visual to remind us that things are not generally so simple.