Evolutionary Biology of the New World Monkeys and Continental Drift

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468437669
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Series: Advances in Primatology Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1980
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Geological and Paleontological Background.- 1 The Geologic Evolution of South America With Special Reference to the Last 200 Million Years.- 2 Early History and Biogeography of South America’s Extinct Land Mammals.- II. Paleobiogeographic Models of Platyrrhine Origins.- 3 The Origin of the Caviomorph Rodents from a Source in Middle America: A Clue to the Area of Origin of the Platyrrhine Primates.- 4 The Implications of Rodent Paleontology and Biogeography to the Geographical Sources and Origin of Platyrrhine Primates.- 5 Origin and Deployment of New World Monkeys Emphasizing the Southern Continents Route.- III. Phylogenetic Models of flatyrrhine Origins.- 6 Eocene Adapidae, Paleobiogeography, and the Origin of South American Platyrrhini.- 7 On the Tarsiiform Origins of Anthropoidea.- IV. Evidence from Dental Anatomy Studies.- 8 Platyrrhine Origins: A Reappraisal of the Dental Evidence.- 9 Dental Evolutionary Trends of Relevance to the Origin and Dispersion of the Platyrrhine Monkeys.- 10 implications of Enamel Prism Patterns for the Origin of the New World Monkeys.- V. Evidence from Cranial Anatomy Studies.- 11 Nasal Structures in Old and New World Primates.- 12 Morphology, Function, and Evolution of the Anthropoid Postorbital Septum.- 13 Comparative Study of the Endocranial Casts of New and Old World Monkeys.- 14 Comparative Anatomical Study of the Carotid Circulation in New and Old World, Primates: Implications for Their Evolutionary History.- VI. Evidence from Other Comparative Anatomy Studies.- 15 Phylogenetic Relationships of the Platyrrhini: The Evidence of the Femur.- 16 The Phylogenetic Significance of the Skin of Primates: Implications for the Origin of New World Monkeys.- 17 Monophyletic or Diphyletic Origins of Anthropoidea and Hystricognathi: Evidence of the Fetal Membranes.- 18 Comparative Study of the Sperm Morphology of South American Primates and Those of the Old World.- VII. Evidence from Karyological and Biochemical Studies.- 19 The Karyology of South American Primates and Their Relationship to African and Asian Species.- 20 South American Mammal Molecular Systematics, Evolutionary Clocks, and Continental Drift.- 21 Biochemical Evidence on the Phylogeny of Anthropoidea.- VIII. Synthesis, Perspectives, and Conclusions.- 22 Phyletic Perspectives on Platyrrhine Origins and Anthropoid Relationships.- 23 Paleobiogeographic Perspectives on the Origin of the Platyrrhini.- 24 Concluding Remarks.- Author Index.
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