primate_evolution[1] - Primate evolution: 65 million years...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1 Primate evolution: 65 million years in 55 minutes Bill Sanders Museum of Paleontology University of Michigan Modern Primate Distribution (Non-human species) N.W. Monkeys O.W. Monkeys African apes Pottos, galagos Lemurs Asian apes Lorises Context and themes Cenozoic Era --Pleistocene: 2 million years to present --Pliocene: 5 million-2 million years --Miocene: 25-5 million years --Oligocene: 35-25 million years --Eocene: 55-35 million years --Paleocene: 65-55 million years Trends in primate evolution --body size increase --relative brain size increase --emphasis on vision --manual and pedal grasping --exploitation of arboreal substrates --reduction in number of teeth Paleocene Epoch 65-56 Myr Protoprimates (Plesiadapiforms) Paleocene-early Eocene Protoprimate skeletons
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Protoprimate Reconstructions Plesiadapis Carpolestes Eocene Epoch 56-35 Myr Adapids Omomyids Early Eocene (c. 55 Myr) Paleoecology Euprimates (Prosimians) Eocene Epoch Adapids (lemur- like) and Omomyids (Tarsiiforms) Notharctus Adapid (early Euprimate) reconstruction Protoprimate vs. Euprimate
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course ANTHRBIO 161 taught by Professor Mitani during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

Page1 / 7

primate_evolution[1] - Primate evolution: 65 million years...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online