Fossil Primate - Epoch Climate Foccil Species Plesiadapids Morphology Habits Time Geography Paleocene Hotter Humid Antartctica ­65.5­55.8

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Unformatted text preview: Epoch / Climate/ Foccil Species Plesiadapids Morphology Habits Time Geography Paleocene Hotter, Humid, Antartctica ­65.5­55.8 habitable, Whole world covered by MYA forest Primate­like Likely did not socialize animals, ­Small ­Nocturnal boddies ­ quadripeds with good NOT primates: sence of smell ­ ­No Diet, insects and seeds postorbital bar ­Claws, not nails ­Eyes on side of head ­Large Eocene Similar to pleocene Adepidae Size­ 100g­6.0kg Diurnal and Nocturnal Incisor ­mainly Forms ­55.8­ ­YES primates quadripeds, some ­small ate fruit and 33.9 specialized leapers inisects, larger ate more ­Primate like teath, ­ fruit and leaves and limbs adapted Lead to Lemus? Omomyidae Size: 45g­2.5 kg ­Mainly for arboreal lifestyle Some nocturnal, some arboreal ­Teath diurnal Adapted for insects and fruit, not many for leafs Oligocene South americal still Three Three Haplorphine Thory of Origin­ Might Lead to Tarsiers? ­33.9 and island Taxonomic Features: have raften over from ­Climate africa, as land was ­23 MYA Groups: ­Fused frontal cooler, ocean ­Paraphilthecidae bone ­Full closer in that time currents changing, postorbital closure Lower sea levels ­Propliophithcidae ­Fused mandibular ­Platyrhhi Early climate to Old world today, cooled off Monkeys, and the symphasis towards later period evolution of apes Early Monkeys and Large body, no tail Apes ­transition Miocene towards present day 23­16 MYA apes (walking, instead of hanging) Mid Ape like Widespread around catarrhines world, and diverse Miocene Miocene 16­11.6 Late MYA Miocene 11.6 ­5.3 MYA Apes Apes began to die out due to cooler climate and forest diminishing Pliocene Land masses move End of the "Ape to connect north Age"­ Monkeys and south america Come back Two Main Taxa of ­Fluctuation in Primates Fossil Monkeys that don't global temperature Ceropithecinae eat leaves Fossil Colobinae Monkeys that eat Defined by vats that leaves that still run divest leaves aorund today Location South American Primates­ Primates first apear in south america toweards late Oligocene Europe and Asia Asisa and Africa ...
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