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7. Human Evolution April 21, 09 Miocene Apes The Origin of Apes Coloring Book: for next time 5-6 and 5-15 and not 4-6 and 4-15 Next Week Coloring Book Due in Office Hours Last time: trends in primate evolution -increase grasping, emphasis on learning, dependence on vision -decrease dependence on sense of smell Arboreal [for living in trees] vs. manual predation theory [for hunting in trees] Paleocene Plesiadapiform Primates Eocene and Oligocene anthropoids -eosimias [first true anthropoid] -fayum primates ____________________________________________________________________________ ____ Miocene Apes - ancestors to the gibbons, chimps, orangutans, gorillas and humans - transitional forms between apes and bipedal hominins -found only in old world Miocene Primates -during the Miocene the old world monkeys, apes and gibbons diverged -early in the Miocene the apes had an adaptive radiation and moved into a variety of arboreal  and terrestrial niches
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Miocene Environments - during Miocene, expansion of savannah-woodland env. in Africa and Eurasia -tropical forests gave way to a mosaic of habitats including woodland savanna, true savanna,  and semiarid regions Expansion of Woodlands - comparison of extend of the woodland biome 18-15mya and 15-12mya -the extent of Tethys Sea [ancestral to the Mediterranean ] also changes significantly
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