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Unformatted text preview: ANTH 42: Primates in Nature Lecture 3: Finish evolution, then Methods (1) Quiz clock Minutes remaining: 7 6 5 4 3 2 ONE 30 sec … 18 10 Omomyids Shoshonius Omomyids ( Necrolemur , Shoshonius ) Wyoming France Philippines Anthropoid origins Mao’s role in primate origins China Eocene tarsier, same genus as modern. Anthropoid (tiny!) ~ 40 mya This modern, this early, opened possibility anthropoids direct from ?? (not adapid or omomyid) Fayum, Egypt Multiple late Eocene/early Oligocene localities span ~37 - 33 mya Rainforest L-41: Eocene, 35-36 mya ~ 33mya: Apidium Aegyptopithecus (mix of monkey, ape features) Catopithecus (oligopithecid, 37mya. 2 premolars (derived) similar to later Aegyptopithecus ~33mya) Fayum Older: Oligopithecids (2 premolars [derived]) e.g. Catopithecus Younger: Parapithecids (3 premolars [NWM]; e.g. Apidium ) and propliopithecids ( Aegyptopithecus ) Huh? More primate fossils representing more taxa. Modern: ~15 major groups, ~200 species, all with histories. Follow Falk. Key point: • Features of both apes (esp. teeth) and monkeys (esp. postcranial). Anthropoids, yes; monkey/ape split not clear, if even present. 20 mya Miocene Planet of apes 26 mya Branisella Oligocene to Miocene Planet of the apes Fayum, Egypt Miocene hominoids; “dental apes” to Proconsul , Sivapithecus , and us....
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