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Evolutionary History of the Primates.

Author: Frederick S Szalay; Eric Delson
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 1980.
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Evolutionary History of the Primates presents a documentation and analysis of the fossil record and evolutionary history of the primates to facilitate the understanding of the genealogy, adaptations, dispersal, and taxonomy of the order. The book consists of 13 chapters; each chapter is devoted to a specific genera or higher taxa of primates. The chapters contain available information on the morphology,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Szalay, Frederick S.
Evolutionary History of the Primates.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©1980
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick S Szalay; Eric Delson
ISBN: 9781483289250 1483289257
OCLC Number: 893740473
Description: 1 online resource (597 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Evolutionary History of the Primates; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; PREFACE; Acknowledgments; EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF THE PRIMATES; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1. ORDER PRIMATES; DISCUSSION; CHAPTER 2. SUBORDER PLESIADAPIFORMES; DISCUSSION; CHAPTER 3. SUPERFAMILY PAROMOMYOIDEA; DISCUSSION; PURGATORIUS Van Valen and Sloan, 1965; PALAECHTHON Gidley, 1923; PLESIOLESTES Jepsen, 1930b; PALENOCHTHA Simpson, 1937; PAROMOMYS Gidley, 1923; IGNACIUS Matthew and Granger, 1921; PHENACOLEMUR Matthew, 1915; MICROMOMYS Szalay, 1973; TINIMOMYS Szalay, 1974b; NAVAJOVIUS Matthew and Granger, 1921. BERRUVIUS Russell, 1964PICRODUS Douglass, 1908; CHAPTER 4. SUPERFAMILY PLESIADAPOIDEA; Family Plesiadapidae Trouessart, 1897; Family Saxonellidae Russell, 1964; Family Carpolestidae Simpson, 1935b; CHAPTER 5. SUBORDER STREPSIRHINI; CHAPTER 6. Infraorder Adapiformes, new; Family Adapidae Trouessart, 1879; Family Adapidae, incertae sedis; CHAPTER 7. Infraorder Lemuriformes Gregory, 1915b; SUPERFAMILY LEMUROIDEA Gray, 1821; Family Lemuridae Gray, 1821; Family Megaladapidae Flower and Lydekker, 1891; CHAPTER 8. SUPERFAMILY INDRIOIDEA; Family Indriidae Burnett, 1828. Family Daubentoniidae Gray, 1863Family Archaeolemuridae Major, 1896; Family Palaeopropithecidae Tattersall, 1973; CHAPTER 9. SUPERFAMILY LORISOIDEA; Family Cheirogaleidae Gray, 1872; Family Lorisidae Gray, 1821; CHAPTER 10. SUBORDER HAPLORHINI; CHAPTER 11. Infraorder Tarsiiformes; Family Omomyidae Trouessart, 1879; SUBFAMILY ANAPTOMORPHINAE Cope, 1883; SUBTRIBE TEILHARDININA Quinet, 1964; SUBFAMILY OMOMYINAE Trouessart, 1879; Tribe Rooneyiini Szalay, 1976; SUBFAMILY EKGMOWECHASHALINAE Szalay, 1976; SUBFAMILY MICROCHOERINAE Lydekker, 1887; CHAPTER 11. Family Omomyidae, incertae sedis. DONRUSSELLIA Szalay, 1976HOANGHONIUS Zdansky, 1930; TARSIUS Storr, 1780; CHAPTER 12. Infraorder Platyrrhini; SAIMIRI Voigt, 1831; NEOSAIMIRI Stirton, 1951; DOLICHOCEBUS Kraglievich, 1951; BRANISELLA Hoffstetter, 1969; STIRTONIA Hershkovitz, 1970a; CEBUPITHECIA Stirton and Savage, 1951; XENOTHRIX Williams and Koopman, 1952; HOMUNCULUS Ameghino, 1891; TREMACEBUS Hershkovitz, 1974a; CHAPTER 13. Infraorder Catarrhini; SUPERFAMILY PARAPITHECOIDEA; SUPERFAMILY CERCOPITHECOIDEA; SUBFAMILY CERCOPITHECINAE; SUBTRIBE THEROPITHECINA; SUBFAMILY COLOBINAE; SUBTRIBE COLOBINA; SUBTRIBE SEMNOPITHECINA. Superfamily hominoideasubfamily hylobatinae; subfamily ponginae; subfamily homininae; references; glossary; systematic index.

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Evolutionary History of the Primates presents a documentation and analysis of the fossil record and evolutionary history of the primates to facilitate the understanding of the genealogy, adaptations, dispersal, and taxonomy of the order. The book consists of 13 chapters; each chapter is devoted to a specific genera or higher taxa of primates. The chapters contain available information on the morphology, relationships, and adaptations of primate groups. The book clarifies discussed points or documents interpretations, and it indicates the type of fossil material available for each taxon. The te.

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