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Unformatted text preview: ene - (23-5 mya) -> Pliocene - (5-2.5 mya) Plesiadapiforms Adaptive radiation throughout what is now Europe and North America 30% of the fossils in some assemblages
Group of different artifacts found in association with one another
Purgatorius reconstruction. Cox, B. 1988. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals. Macmillan London Ltd. Primates that you'd call a primate Eocene (55-34 mya) Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum N. America and Europe are joined Warm and humid 2 IB35ac fall 2009, class #2 Primates that are not monkeys or apes Primates which are not extinct ->Extant: Something which is not extinct Primates that you'd call a primate Eocene (55-34 mya) Warm and humid N. America and Europe are still joined Extant Primates Prosimians Lemurs of Madagascar Lorises and galagos (Africa and Asia) Th Three primate groups i t Adapoids Omomyoids Anthropoids A th Anthropoids (Simians) id New World monkeys Old World monkeys Hominoids (apes) Tarsiers *Monkeys have tails, Apes do not ->Most likely prosimians ->Extinct Primates with geographic distribution spanning holartic continents ->Earliest known crown primates ->Predated the separation between monkeys and apes ->Lived during Oligocene ->Link between Eocene fossil and Miocene hominoids Anthropoids Oligocene radiation (34-23 mya) Cooling global temperatures Expansion of grasslands environments Reduction in g...
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