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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (13): 2016–2022.
Published: 01 July 2009
...Peter H. Warman; A. Roland Ennos SUMMARY It is generally assumed that fingerprints improve the grip of primates, but the efficiency of their ridging will depend on the type of frictional behaviour the skin exhibits. Ridges would be effective at increasing friction for hard materials, but in a...