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Primate Adaptation and Evolution - John G. Fleagle

Primate Adaptation and Evolution


Published: 21st September 1998
Format: PDF
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John Fleagle has improved on his 1988 text by reconceptualizing chapters and by bringing new findings in functional and evolutionary approaches to bear on his synthesis of comparative primate data. The Second Edition provides a foundation upon which students can develop an understanding of our primate heritage. It features up-to-date information gained through academic training, laboratory experience and field research. This beautifully illustrated volume provides a comprehensive introductory text explaining the many aspects of primate biology and human evolution.

Key Features
* Provides up-to-date information about many aspects of primate biology and evolution
* Contains a completely new chapter on primate communities
* Presents totally revised chapters on primate origins, early anthropoids, and fossil platyrrhines
* Includes an updated glossary, new illustrations, and a revised Classification of Order Primates
* Succeeds as the best introductory text on primate evolution because it synthesizes and allows access to primary literature

Tables & Illustrations.
Adaptation, Evolution, and Systematics.
The Primate Body.
Primate Lives.
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.
Hominids, the Bipedal Primates.
Patterns in Primate Evolution.

ISBN: 9780080492131
ISBN-10: 0080492134
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 21st September 1998
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Edition Number: 2