Primates and Their Relatives in Phylogenetic Perspective

Overview

This unique volume investigates the relationships of primates at the ordinal and higher classificatory levels from a variety of interdisciplinary viewpoints. Individual chapters examine the origin and evolution of gliding in early Cenozoic Dermoptera, the ontogeny of the tympanic floor in Archontans, the role of the neurosciences in primate evolutionary biology, and many other subjects. The work will be of particular interest to primatologists, zoologists, and systematists.

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Overview

This unique volume investigates the relationships of primates at the ordinal and higher classificatory levels from a variety of interdisciplinary viewpoints. Individual chapters examine the origin and evolution of gliding in early Cenozoic Dermoptera, the ontogeny of the tympanic floor in Archontans, the role of the neurosciences in primate evolutionary biology, and many other subjects. The work will be of particular interest to primatologists, zoologists, and systematists.

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Emerging from a symposium (titled "Debating the Superordinal Relationships of Primates: Issues, Evidence, and Proposed Solutions") organized for the 60th annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in 1991, this volume brings together methodological, theoretical, and empirical studies that bear on the phylogenetic placement of primates and their relatives. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781489923905
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/20/2013
  • Series: Advances in Primatology Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

The Importance of Methods; N. Simmons. Origin and Evolution of Gliding in Early Cenozoic Dermoptera; K. Christopher Beard. The Implication of the Propatagial Muscles of Flying and Gliding Mammals for Archontan Systematics; J.G.M. Thewissen, S.K. Babcock. Ontogeny of the Tympanic Floor in Archontans; J.R. Wible, J.R. Martin. Developmental Evidence from the Fetal Membranes for Assessing Archontan Relationships; W. Patrick Luckett. Cranioskeletal Morphology of Archontans, and Diagnoses of Chiroptera, Volitantia, and Archonta; F.S. Szalay, S.G. Lucas. A Molecular Examination of Archontan and Chiropteran Monophyly; R.M. Adkins, R.L. Honeycutt. A Molecular View of Primate Supraordinal Relationships from the Analysis of Both Nucleotide and Amino Acide Sequences; M. Stanhope, et al. Phylogeny Through Brain Traits; J.I. Johnson, J.A.W. Kirsch. The Role of the Neurosciences in Primate Evolutionary Biology; T.M. Preuss. Index.

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