By Matthew J. Ravosa, Marian Dagosto
The targets of this quantity are twofold. First, it goals to supply a unique specialize in adaptive reasons for cranial and postcranial positive aspects and practical complexes, socioecological platforms, lifestyles heritage styles, and so on. in early primates. moment, it goals to provide a close rendering of the phylogenetic affinities of such basal taxa to later primate clades in addition to to different early/recent mammalian orders. hence, as well as the strictly paleontological or systemic questions concerning Primate Origins, the editors plan to pay attention to the adaptive value of primate features. those questions are most sensible approached via either paleontological and neontological comparative learn on a number of primate and non-primate fabrics. the quantity is well timed since it capitalizes on an expanding and significant measure of novel autonomous museum, box and laboratory dependent study on some of the very important notable matters relating to primate origins. in addition, through intergrating the sort of disparate resources of experimental, comparative, paleontological, ecological and molecular info right into a unmarried edited quantity, it presents the broadest attainable point of view on early primate phylogeny and the adaptive distinctiveness of the Order Primates.
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De Jong, and Stephen J. O’Brien INTRODUCTION For more than a century, systematists have debated higher-level relationships among the orders of placental mammals. The order Primates is no Mark S. Springer ● Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 William J. Murphy, Eduardo Eizirik, and Stephen J. O’Brien ● Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD 21702 Ole Madsen and Wilfried W. de Jong ● Department of Biochemistry, University of Nijmegen, Netherlands Mark Scally ● Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521; Queen’s University of Belfast, Biology and Biochemistry, Belfast, UK Christophe J.
Primate Origins - Adaptations and Evolution by Matthew J. Ravosa, Marian Dagosto