Volume 19, Issue 1 (January 1974)
Identification of Primate Hair
On occasion the forensic scientist is faced with the problem of hair identification. The problem at hand may be to determine whether the hair is human or is that of some other mammal and/or whether the hair belongs to a specific individual in question. This study investigated the head hair of over 200 nonhuman primates representing 25 genera and 42 species and should be of aid in hair identification cases. Prior to this study only the hair of the mid-dorsum of nonhuman primates had been studied . The evolutionary and taxonomic trends evidenced in the microanatomy of primate head hair has been presented previously .