The Primate Fossil Record
Walter Carl Hartwig
Cambridge University Press, Apr 11, 2002 - Science - 530 pages
The Primate Fossil Record is a profusely illustrated, up-to-date, and comprehensive treatment of primate paleontology that captures the complete history of the discovery and interpretation of primate fossils. Each chapter emphasizes three key components of the record of primate evolution: history of discovery, taxonomy of the fossils, and evolution of the adaptive radiations they represent. The volume objectively summarizes the many intellectual debates surrounding the fossil record and provides a foundation of reference information on the last two decades of astounding discoveries and worldwide field research for physical anthropologists, paleontologists, and evolutionary biologists.
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adapiform Adapis adapoids adaptations Africa AGE AND GEOGRAPHIC American Journal ANATOMICAL DEFINITION Andrews anthropoids apes Archaeolemur Australopithecus Basin Beard Bown buccal canine catarrhines Cercopithecidae cercopithecoid cingulum clade cranial cranium crests cusps Dagosto dental dentary dentition discovery distal Dryopithecus early Miocene Eocene erectus evolutionary extant Fayum Fleagle fossil fossil record Gebo genera genus GEOGRAPHIC RANGE Late Gingerich Godinot Gros Clark Harrison holotype hominoid Homo Human Evolution hypocone hypoconulid incisors INCLUDED SPECIES Journal of Human Journal of Physical Kenya KNM-ER late Miocene Leakey lemurs lingual lower molars MacPhee Madagascar mandible mandibular maxilla McCrossin Megaladapis mesial metaconid middle Eocene Miocene Miocene hominoid modern humans molars morphology Museum Neandertals Notharctus occlusal view Oligocene omomyids Paleontology paraconid phylogenetic Physical Anthropology Pilbeam platyrrhine Pleistocene Pliocene Pliopithecus postcranial premolars primates Proconsul prosimians relatively robust similar Simons Sivapithecus Siwaliks skeleton skull talonid taxa taxon taxonomic Theropithecus trigonid TYPE SPECIMEN upper molars Walker World monkeys