Evolutionary History of the Primates

Evolutionary History of the Primates

1st Edition - January 28, 1980

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  • Authors: Frederick Szalay, Eric Delson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483289250

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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 text will be valuable to many researchers and students who need a source of data and interpretations about fossil primates.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    Order Primates

    Suborder Plesiadapiformes

    Superfamily Paromomyoidea

    Family Paromomyidae

    Family Picrodontidae

    Superfamily Plesiadapoidea

    Family Plesiadapidae

    Family Saxonellidae

    Family Carpolestidae

    Suborder Strepsirhini

    Infraorder Adapiformes

    Family Adapidae

    Family Adapidae

    Infraorder Lemuriformes

    Superfamily Lemuroidea

    Family Lemuridae

    Family Megaladapidae

    Superfamily Indrioidea

    Family Indriidae

    Family Daubentoniidae

    Family Archaeolemuridae

    Family Palaeopropithecidae

    Superfamily Lorisoidea

    Family Cheirogaleidae

    Family Lorisidae

    Subfamily Lorisinae

    Suborder Haplorhini

    Infraorder Tarsiiformes

    Family Omomyidae

    Infraorder Platyrrhini

    Family Cebidae

    Family Atelidae

    Infraorder Catarrhini

    Superfamily Parapithecoidea

    Family Parapithecidae

    Superfamily Cercopithecoidea

    Family Cercopithecidae

    Family Cercopithecidae, incertae sedis

    Family Oreopithecidae

    Superfamily Hominoidea

    Family Pliopithecidae

    Family ?Pliopithecidae, incertae sedis

    Family Hominidae

    Infraorder Catarrhini, incertae sedis



    Systematic Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 580
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1980
  • Published: January 28, 1980
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483289250

About the Authors

Frederick Szalay

Affiliations and Expertise

Hunter College, City University of New York, U.S.A.

Eric Delson

Affiliations and Expertise

Lehman College, City University of New York, U.S.A.

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