Anatomical aspects of the masticatory muscles of the tufted capuchin (Cebus apella)
Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica, v. 56, n. 1, p. 35-44, 1979.
Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
The description of the macroscopic structure of the masticatory muscles is based upon the dissection of 26 adult and juvenile tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) of both sexes. A detailed description of the temporal, masseter and medial and lateral pterygoid muscles on each side of the head is given. Not only the general shape, origin and insertion are described, but also the architectonic organization, i.e. the stratiform disposition of the muscle parts. Anatomical variations in each sex or age appear to be few and unimportant. Anatomical aspects are found to be essentially similar to those found in other primates including man; however some characteristics differences do exist and deserve special comment.