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Hominid adaptations and extinctions

Author: David W Cameron
Publisher: Sydney, NSW : UNSW Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looking at a period of history 22 to 2.5 million years ago, this title examines the record of the Neogene fossil apes: their adaptive trends, their morphologies and their relationships to the environment, their evolution and their extinctions, to provideinsights into the evolution of our most distant and our most immediate fossil ancestors.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Cameron
ISBN: 9780868407166 086840716X
OCLC Number: 57077633
Description: xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. Adaptation and evolution --
Ch. 3. African early Miocene large-bodied Proconsulidae --
Ch. 4. African early and middle Miocene hominoids --
Ch. 5. Asian Miocene hominids --
Ch. 6. European later Miocene hominids --
Ch. 7. Miocene ancestors to the African extant great apes? --
Ch. 8. Hominins at the Miocene-Pliocene transition --
Ch. 9. Hominid adaptations and extinctions.
Responsibility: David W. Cameron.

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Looking at a period of history 22 to 2.5 million years ago, this book synthesises the information available on hominid palaeobiology. It examines the record of the Neogene fossil apes: their adaptive  Read more...

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