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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.
- Spring '08