Squirrel Monkey: Baboon: 1.From the fossil evidence, is Aegyptopithecusa platyrrhine or a catarrhine? List one synapomorphy that supports your answer.
2.Is the dental formula of Parapithecusapomorphic (derived) or plesiomorphic (primitive)? What is the relevance for anthropoid origins of finding an anthropoid with this dental formula in Egypt? (Hint:think about where anthropoids with this dental formula live today.)
3.Based on your answers to the previous two questions, which of these fossil anthropoids is most likely to be found earlier in the fossil record? Explain your rationale.