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Primate taxonomy

Author: Colin P Groves
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©2001.
Series: Smithsonian series in comparative evolutionary biology.
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"In this book, Colin Groves proposes a complete taxonomy of living primates, reviewing the history and practice of their classification and providing an up-to-date synthesis of recent molecular and phylogenetic research. He contends that the taxonomy of living species is critical to understanding evolutionary relationships, and that the taxonomic designation of individual species is the starting point for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Classification
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin P Groves
ISBN: 156098872X 9781560988724
OCLC Number: 44868886
Description: viii, 350 p. ; 26 cm.
Contents: The Theory of Primate Taxonomy --
What Taxonomy Is Meant to Do and How It Should Do It --
Levels of Taxonomy --
Changing the Names --
The Meaning of "Relatedness" --
The Emergence of Defined Taxonomic Philosophies --
The Importance of Monophyly --
Problems with Cladistics --
The DNA Revolution --
The Cladistic Method --
The Fossil Record --
Taxonomic Ranking and Nomenclature --
The Linnaean Hierarchy --
Adding More Categories --
Ages of the Different Ranks --
Should Taxa Be Ranked at All? --
Rules of Nomenclature --
The Species-Group --
Theoretical Species Concepts --
Operational Species Concepts --
The Species in Paleontology --
Resolution? --
Need Species Be Monophyletic? --
Subspecies and Populations --
Phylogeography and Subspecies --
The Consequences for Conservation --
A Brief History of Primate Taxonomy --
Successors to Linnaeus --
The Early Nineteenth Century: The French School --
The Early Nineteenth Century: The German Contribution --
Primate Taxonomy Takes Off in the Anglophone World --
The Age of Prolixity --
The Age of Revisions --
The Chromosome Revolution --
The Protein Revolution --
The Fieldwork Revolution --
Late Twentieth-Century Synthesis --
Where the Main Collections Are --
Protocol for Alpha Taxonomy --
Taxonomy of Primates above the Family Level --
Dividing the Strepsirrhini --
Dividing the Haplorrhini --
Interrelationships of Platyrrhines --
A Classification of Primates to Family Level --
Putting Primate Taxonomy into Practice --
Malagasy Lemurs --
Family Cheirogaleidae Gray, 1873.
Series Title: Smithsonian series in comparative evolutionary biology.
Responsibility: Colin Groves.

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"In this book, Colin Groves proposes a complete taxonomy of living primates, reviewing the history and practice of their classification and providing an up-to-date synthesis of recent molecular and phylogenetic research. He contends that the taxonomy of living species is critical to understanding evolutionary relationships, and that the taxonomic designation of individual species is the starting point for conservation."--BOOK JACKET.

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