This well-illustrated volume brings together discussions on the latest discoveries and current theories concerning the origin and early evolution of anthropoid primates-monkeys, apes, and humans. Leading researchers address many aspects of anthropoid origins from a variety of perspectives. Articles consider anthropoid origins from the perspective of the prosimians, and discuss the anthropoid perspective to describe early anthropoid radiation. Articles examine both prosimians and anthropoids using cranial, dental, and postcranial features.
- Dental Evidence for Anthropoid Origins; R.F. Kay
- The Early Radiation of Euprimates and the Initial Diversification of Omomyidae; K.D. Rose, et al.
- The Messel Primates and Anthropoid Origins; J.L. Franzen
- Rencunius Zhoui, New Primate from the Late Middle Eocene of Henan, China, and a Comparison with Some Early Anthropoidea; P.D. Gingerich
- Early North African Primates and Their Significance for the Origin of Simiiformes (Anthropoidea); M. Godinot
- Cranial Anatomy of Shoshonius and the Antiquity of Anthropoidea; K.C. Beard, R.D.E. MacPhee
- Recently Recovered Specimens of North African Eocene Omomyids and Adapids and Their Bearing on Debates about Anthropoid Origins; H.H. Covert, B.A. Williams
- Postcranial Anatomy and the Origin of Anthropoidea; M. Dagosto, D.L. Gebo
- Paleogeography, Paleobiogeography, and Anthropoid Origins; P.A. Holroyd, M.C. Mass
- Relative Ages of Eocene Primatebearing Deposits of Asia; P.A. Holroyd, R.L. Ciochon
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