Advances in Primatology

Anthropoid Origins

Editors: Fleagle, John G, Kay, Richard F. (Eds.)

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This volume brings together information about recent discoveries and current theories concerning the origin and early evolution of anthropoid primates­ monkeys, apes, and humans. Although Anthropoidea is one of the most dis­ tinctive groups of living primates, and the origin of the group is a frequent topic of discussion in the anthropological and paleontological literature, the topic of anthropoid origins has rarely been the foeus of direct discussion in primate evolution. Rather, diseussion of anthropoid origins appears as a ma­ jor side issue in volumes dealing with the origin of platyrrhines (Ciochon and Chiarelli, 1980), in discussions about the phylogenetic position of Tarsius, in descriptions of early anthropoid fossils, and in descriptions and revisions of various fossil prosimians. As a result, the literature on anthropoid origins has a long history of argument by advocacy, in which scholars with different views have expounded individual theories based on a small bit of evidence at hand, often with little consideration of alternative views and other types of evidence that have been used in their support. This type of scholarship struck us as a relatively unproductive approach to a critical issue in primate evolution.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • The Early Radiation of Euprimates and the Initial Diversification of Omomyidae

    Rose, Kenneth D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Recently Recovered Specimens of North American Eocene Omomyids and Adapids and Their Bearing on Debates about Anthropoid Origins

    Covert, Herbert H. (et al.)

    Pages 29-54

  • Cranial Anatomy of Shoshonius and the Antiquity of Anthropoidea

    Beard, K. Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 55-97

  • The Messel Primates and Anthropoid Origins

    Franzen, Jens Lorenz

    Pages 99-122

  • Relative Ages of Eocene Primate-Bearing Deposits of Asia

    Holroyd, Patricia A. (et al.)

    Pages 123-141

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anthropoid Origins
Editors
  • John G Fleagle
  • Richard F. Kay
Series Title
Advances in Primatology
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-9197-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-9197-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-44791-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-9199-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 708
Topics