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Unformatted text preview: Based on genetic or morphological evidence Related to taxonomy Ancestral and derived traits Phylogenetic tree o Shows evolutionary relationship among species o The last common ancestor Early mammals Very little evidence exists for the earliest primates Mostly teeth Teeth are very informative Mammals were preadapted to take over o Homeothermal o Developed senses of smell and hearing from being nocturnal o Nocturnal = night main period of activity o Diurnal = opposite of nocturnal Arboreal hypothesis evidence for large forests...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course ANTH 105 taught by Professor Tankosic during the Winter '09 term at Indiana.
- Winter '09