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Hominoid Evolution and Climatic Change in Europe : Hominoid Evolution and Climatic Change in Europe: Volume 2 Phylogeny of the Neogene Hominoid Primates of Eurasia v. 2 - Louis De Bonis

Hominoid Evolution and Climatic Change in Europe

Hominoid Evolution and Climatic Change in Europe: Volume 2 Phylogeny of the Neogene Hominoid Primates of Eurasia v. 2

By: Louis De Bonis (Editor), George D. Koufos (Editor), Peter Andrews (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th May 2001
ISBN: 9780521660754
Number Of Pages: 384

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What is the place of Europe in the origin of humankind? Whilst our earliest human ancestors may have come out of Africa, many of our more recent ancestors, and those of other primates, left their fossil remains in Europe and the Near East. Hominoid primates including Dryopithecus in Spain and Hungary, Oreopithecus in Italy and Ouranopithecus in Greece flourished in the Miocene, between about 10-7 million years ago. This volume examines these and other hominoid fossils found in Eurasia and discusses what we can learn from them using biostratigraphic and ecological frameworks. In addition, new methods of analysing and visualising fossil hominoids are explored, including CT-based and computer-assisted virtual reconstruction of fossils to allow three-dimensional images of external and internal morphology of even fragmentary or distorted fossils. This volume will therefore be invaluable for practising palaeoanthropologists and palaeontologists whatever their specialism.

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Chronology and Environment
Chronology and zoogeography of the Miocene hominoid record in Europe
The trophic context of hominoid occurrence in the Later Miocene of Western Eurasia - a primate-free view
Methods and Phylogeny
Computer-assisted morphometry of hominoid fossils the role of morphometric maps
Comparative analysis of the iliac trabecular architecture in extant and fossil primates by means of digital image processing techniques implications for the reconstruction of fossil locomotor behaviours
Dental microwear and diet in Eurasian Miocene catarrhines
How reliable are current estimates of fossil catarrhine phylogeny? An assessment using great apes and Old World monkeys
Cranial discrete variation in the great apes new prospects in palaeoprimatology
Miocene Hominoids Function and Phylogeny
Eurasian hominoid evolution in the light of recent Dryopithecus findings Meike K├Ěhler
Functional morphology of Ankarapithecus meteai Peter Andrews and Berna Alpagut
African and Eurasian Miocene hominoids and the origins of the Hominidae
Phylogenetic relationships of Ouranopithecus macedoniensis (Mammalia Primates Hominoidea Hominidae) of the late Miocene deposits of Central Macedonia (Greece)
Phylogeny and sexually dimorphic characters canine reduction in Ouranopithecus
Heterochrony and the cranial anatomy of Oreopithecus some cladistic fallacies and the significance of developmental constraints in phylogenetic analysis
The Late Miocene hominoid from Georgia Leo Gabunia
Forelimb function bone curvature and phylogeny of Sivapithecus
Sivapithecus and hominoid evolution some brief comments
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ISBN: 9780521660754
ISBN-10: 0521660750
Series: Hominoid Evolution and Climatic Change in Europe : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 14th May 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 16.0
Weight (kg): 0.82