By Kenneth D. Rose, Marc Godinot, Thomas M. Bown (auth.), John G. Fleagle, Richard F. Kay (eds.)
This quantity brings jointly information regarding fresh discoveries and present theories about the starting place and early evolution of anthropoid primates monkeys, apes, and people. even supposing Anthropoidea is likely one of the such a lot dis tinctive teams of residing primates, and the beginning of the gang is a widespread subject of dialogue within the anthropological and paleontological literature, the subject of anthropoid origins has not often been the foeus of direct dialogue in primate evolution. fairly, diseussion of anthropoid origins seems to be as a ma jor aspect factor in volumes facing the foundation of platyrrhines (Ciochon and Chiarelli, 1980), in discussions concerning the phylogenetic place of Tarsius, in descriptions of early anthropoid fossils, and in descriptions and revisions of varied fossil prosimians. therefore, the literature on anthropoid origins has a protracted heritage of argument via advocacy, during which students with assorted perspectives have expounded person theories in accordance with a small little bit of facts handy, usually with little attention of different perspectives and different different types of facts which were utilized in their aid. this kind of scholarship struck us as a comparatively unproductive method of a severe factor in primate evolution.
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At present, adaptive profiles are known for only a handful of the omomyids, and none are like that of Tarsius. The late Eocene European Necrolemur comes dosest to being tarsier-like in being nocturnal and sharing a number of leaping specializations in the hindlimb and foot with Tarsius. It was, however, probably frugivorous instead of faunivorous (Covert, 1986). Absarokius abbotti, an early Eocene North American omomyid, was a small arboreal animal (probably around 125 g) that was adept at dimbing, running, and leaping.
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Anthropoid Origins by Kenneth D. Rose, Marc Godinot, Thomas M. Bown (auth.), John G. Fleagle, Richard F. Kay (eds.)