Evolution trivia: Plantaris Muscle of modern human evolution

The plantaris muscle is used by animals in gripping and manipulating objects with their feet – something you…

The plantaris muscle is used by animals in gripping and manipulating objects with their feet – something you see with apes who seem to be able to use their feet as well as their hands.


Evolution trivia: Plantaris Muscle of modern human evolution

Humans have this muscle as well, but it is now so underdeveloped that it is often taken out by doctors when they need tissue for reconstruction in other parts of the body.

The muscle is so unimportant to the human body that 9% of humans are now born without it.

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