Lab 6 Key PA - LAB 6 EXERCISE KEY ANT 301 Summer 2007...

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LAB 6: EXERCISE KEY NAME:______KEY__________________ ANT 301 Summer 2007 LAB SEVEN EXERCISE: FOSSIL PRIMATES Before you begin You will be examining a number of fossil specimens from different time periods and different parts of the world. Using your reading, please fill out the chart below. The information will aid you in completing the rest of the exercise. Fossil Primate Epoch Geographic Range Taxonomic classification Rooneyia Oligocene North America Omomyids Necrolemur Late Eocene Europe Omomyids Adapis Eocene Europe (France) Adapids Smilodectes Eocene (middle) North America Adapids Catopithecus Late Eocene North Africa Anthropoid Aegyptopithecus Oligocene North Africa Catarrhine Sivapithecus Miocene Turkey/ India/Pakistan Hominoid Proconsul Miocene Eastern Africa Hominoid (?) Mesopithecus Late Miocene Europe Cercopithecoid Station 1: Early Primates Examine Rooneyia, Necrolemur, and Adapis and compare them to Loris and Macaca . Answer the following questions: 1. Does the skull show post-orbital closure or does it have a post-orbital bar? Rooneyia- Partial post orbital closure (but not complete) Necrolemur- Partial post orbital closure (but not complete) Adapis- No closure, but it does have a post-orbital bar Loris- No closure, but it does have a post-orbital bar Macaca- Full post-orbital closure 2. What are the dental formulae? Rooneyia- 2.1.3.3 Necrolemur- 2.1.4.3 Adapis- 2.1.3.3 Loris- 2.1.3.3 Macaca- 2.1.2.3 Examine Aegyptopithecus and Catopithecus . Answer the following questions: 3. Does Aegyptopithecus show post-orbital closure or does it have a post-orbital bar? POST ORBITAL CLOSURE
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course ANT 301 taught by Professor Reed during the Summer '08 term at University of Texas.

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