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Unformatted text preview: Outline 25 5/02/03 Diversions in Mammal & Human Evolution Ext. Mesozoic Early Tertiary Pliocene­Pleist. Predation by Dinosaurs† Big Radiation here Late Therapsids Early Mammals Pongids Hominids Early Mammals Primates (Apes Humans) Nocturnal to reduce Tree­living for Ground­living as Predation & competition feeding, protection forests changed to Burrowing to hide grasslands during the day? Promoted small size Slight size increase, Big size increase Warm­bloodedness Stereoscopic vision Quadrapedal Bipedal & fur (cold at night) (sight > smell) + release hands for greater intelligence, Opposable thumb for other uses (tools, etc.) live birth of young? movement high in Greater intelligence, trees use of fire & tools, cultural development Back to Outline Main page ...
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2011 for the course GEO 404c taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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