Vertebral column composed of about 50 vertebrae, viz.
Hymenochirus is further remarkable for the presence of only six distinct pieces in the vertebral L C FIG.
The scapula is sabre-shaped, and extends backwards over the ribs, lying almost parallel to the vertebral column.
The marked curvature of the vertebral column, by breaking the shock to the neck and head in running and leaping, likewise favours the erect position.
The vertebral column of the gorilla differs from that of man in its curvature and other characters, as also does the conformation of its narrow pelvis.