Primate Origins: Adaptations and Evolution (Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects) (Paperback)

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Primate Origins: Adaptations and Evolution (Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects) (Paperback)

By Matthew J. Ravosa (Editor), Marian Dagosto (Editor)

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This book provides a novel focus on adaptive explanations for cranial and postcranial features and functional complexes, socioecological systems, life history patterns, etc. in early primates. It further offers a detailed rendering of the phylogenetic affinities of such basal taxa to later primate clades as well as to other early/recent mammalian orders. Thus, in addition to the strictly paleontological or systemic questions regarding Primate Origins, the editors plan to concentrate on the adaptive significance of primate characteristics.

In this way the book provides the broadest possible perspective on early primate phylogeny and the adaptive uniqueness of the Order Primates. The volume is timely because it capitalizes on an increasing and important degree of novel independent museum, field and laboratory based research on many of the important outstanding issues regarding primate origins.

Product Details ISBN: 9781489978936
ISBN-10: 1489978933
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2016
Pages: 829
Language: English
Series: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects