Lab8Exercise - LAB 8 EXERCISE Name:_ Lab Day and Time: _...

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Name:__________________________________ Lab Day and Time: ________________________ FOSSIL PRIMATES Before you begin 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 Necrolemur Adapis Smilodectes Catopithecus Aegyptopithecus Sivapithecus Proconsul Mesopithecus Station 1: Early Primates In front of you is a collection of primate fossil skulls. Two are living primates ( Galago and Papio ) and the others are extinct primates ( Rooneyia, Necrolemur, Adapis , Catopithecus and Aegyptopithecus ). Examine the skulls and answer questions about the phylogenetic and taxonomic affinities of the extinct primates. Examine Rooneyia, Necrolemur, and Adapis and compare them to Galago and Papio . Answer the following questions: 1. Does each taxon exhibit post-orbital closure, partial post-orbital closure or does it have a post- orbital bar only? Refer to your class notes for assistance. Rooneyia -
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Lab8Exercise - LAB 8 EXERCISE Name:_ Lab Day and Time: _...

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