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Primate Adaptation & Evolution

Textbook

By: John G Fleagle (Author)

441 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables

Academic Press

Hardback | Jun 2013 | Edition: 3 | #204796 | ISBN-13: 9780123786326
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About this book

For many years John Fleagle's text on the adaptation and evolution of primates and early hominoid fossils was the the text of choice for teachers and research workers alike. Now, as the only such work in print, this new edition brings this coverage up to date with the latest fossil finds and most current research.

Primate Adaptation & Evolution retains its grounding in the extant primate groups as the best way to understand the fossil trail and the evolution of these modern forms. But this coverage is now streamlined, making reference to the many new and excellent books on living primate ecology and adaptation – a field that has burgeoned since the first edition of "Primate Adaptation and Evolution". By drawing out the key features of the extant families and referring to more detailed texts, Fleagle sets the scene and also creates space for a thorough updating of the exciting developments in primate palaeontology – and the reconstruction through early hominid species – of our own human origins.

Illustrated with many of the classic pictures from earlier editions – and whole new suite of illustrations, revised evolutionary trees and tables – Primate Adaptation & Evolution remains the indispensible text on this fascinating subject. It is the long-awaited revision of the standard student text on primate evolution. It offers full coverage of newly discovered fossils and the latest taxonomy. It features over 200 new illustrations, tables and revised evolutionary trees.


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Contents

- Adaptation, Evolution, and Systematics
- The Primate Body
- Primate Lives
- Prosimians
- New World Anthropoids
- Old World Monkeys
- Apes and Humans
- Primate Communities
- Primate Adaptations
- The Fossil Record
- Primate Origins
- Fossil Prosimians
- Early Anthropoids
- Fossil Platyrrhines
- Fossil Apes
- Fossil Old World Monkeys
- Fossil Hominids
- Patterns in Primate Evolution


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Biography

John Fleagle is a primatologist whose research combines field studies and functional morpho-logical analysis. He is interested in the adaptive radiation of primates during the last 50 mil-lion years. He has conducted paleobiological research in Egypt, Argentina, and Ethiopia and has studied living primates in Malaysia, Surinam, Brazil and Madagascar. Fleagle is a MacArthur Fellow. He is the author of the textbook Primate Adaptation and Evolution, and the Editor of Evolutionary Anthropology.

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