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Table 2 Tau-b correlations by taxonomic group between pisiform ossification stage and calcaneus ossification stage

From: Identifying the homology of the short human pisiform and its lost ossification center

Taxonomic groupSample size (N)Correlation coefficient (τb)Significant (p)
Chimpanzee1900.845< 0.001
Bonobo230.886< 0.001
Gorilla1240.676< 0.001
Orangutan540.804< 0.001
Gibbon and Siamang490.732< 0.001
Macaque1340.839< 0.001
Total574  
  1. Pisiform ossification stage and calcaneus ossification stage are highly correlated and significant in all apes and macaques