Primate Adaptation and Evolution

Primate Adaptation and Evolution

1st Edition - August 28, 1988

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  • eBook ISBN: 9781483288505

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Primate Adaptation and Evolutionis the only recent text published in this rapidly progressing field. It provides you with an extensive, current survey of the order Primates, both living and fossil. By combining information on primate anatomy, ecology, and behavior with the primate fossil record, this book enables students to study primates from all epochs as a single, viable group. It surveys major primate radiations throughout 65 million years, and provides equal treatment of both living and extinct species.

Key Features

ï Presents a summary of the primate fossils
ï Reviews primate evolution
ï Provides an introduction to the primate anatomy
ï Discusses the features that distinguish the living groups of primates
ï Summarizes recent work on primate ecology


Students in physical anthropology courses on primate evolution.

Table of Contents

  • Adaptation. Evolution. Systematics. The Primate Body. Primate Life. Prosimians. New World Anthropoids. Old World Monkeys. Apes and Humans. Primate Adaptations. The Fossil Record. Archaic Primates. Fossil Prosimians. Early Anthropoids and Fossil Platyrrhines. Fossil Apes. Fossil Old World Monkeys. Hominids. The Bipedal Primates. Patterns in Primate Evolution. Glossary. Classifications. Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 540
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1988
  • Published: August 28, 1988
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483288505

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