Javier Lazaro - The Panda's Thumb

Nombre y apellidos: Javier Lazaro

Web: www.lazaroillustration.com

Redes sociales: https://www.instagram.com/lazaroillustration/

País: Italia

Título: The Panda's Thumb
Especie: Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)

Descripción: The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) has evolved a "false thumb" that enables them to grab the bamboo stems while eating. This sixth finger is not homologous to any of our fingers, but it develops from the sesamoid bone. Since the popular essay "The Panda's Thumb" by Stephen Jay Gould, this morphological adaptation has become a classic example as evidence of evolution. A) Skeleton of the panda´s paw with the real five fingers numbered (I-V) and the false thumb (FT) highlighted in red. B) Ventral view of the right paw with the false thumb indicated (FT). C) Detail of a paw grabbing a stem; false thumb highlighted in red . D) Giant panda feeding on bamboo.

Categoría: Ilustración científica

Técnica: Ink and digital
Tamaño: 29,7 X 42 cm
Año: 2021


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