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Anthropoid Origins: A Phylogenetic Analysis
Living Anthropoidea—the group that includes monkeys, apes, and humans—has long been recognized as a monophyletic group among primates diagnosed by a suite of features of the skull, dentition, andExpand
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Phylogenetic analysis of anthropoid relationships.
The relationships of anthropoids to other primates are currently debated, as are the relationships among early fossil anthropoids and crown anthropoids. To resolve these issues, data on 291Expand
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The oldest Asian record of Anthropoidea
Undisputed anthropoids appear in the fossil record of Africa and Asia by the middle Eocene, about 45 Ma. Here, we report the discovery of an early Eocene eosimiid anthropoid primate from India, namedExpand
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Dental Evidence for Anthropoid Origins
Over the past decade, many new finds of African Eocene and Oligocene monkeys and Holarctic Eocene primates have rekindled long-standing debates concerning the origins and early diversification of theExpand
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New perspectives on anthropoid origins
Adaptive shifts associated with human origins are brought to light as we examine the human fossil record and study our own genome and that of our closest ape relatives. However, the more ancientExpand
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The Adaptations of Branisella boliviana, the Earliest South American Monkey
One of the goals of paleoprimatology is to provide adaptive explanations for the origins of evolutionary novelties of the order and its major groups. For such scenarios to be more than,“just-soExpand
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Anthropoid Origins
Recent fossil discoveries have greatly increased our knowledge of the morphology and diversity of early Anthropoidea, the suborder to which humans belong. Phylogenetic analysis of Recent and fossilExpand
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Levels of Homoplasy in the Evolution of the Mammalian Skeleton
It is commonly believed that there are differences in the evolutionary lability of the crania, dentition, and postcrania of mammals, the latter two being more prone to homoplasy because of strongExpand
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Recently Recovered Specimens of North American Eocene Omomyids and Adapids and Their Bearing on Debates about Anthropoid Origins
Most recent reviews of primate evolution recognize that modern primates can be divided into two monophyletic suborders, the Strepsirhini (lemuriforms and lorisiforms) and the Haplorhini (tarsiers,Expand
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Darwinius masillae is a strepsirrhine--a reply to Franzen et al. (2009).
* Corresponding author. E-mail address: blythe.williams@duke.edu (B.A. W 1 Crown groups include the common ancestor of liv and all descendants (both living and fossil) of that members of a cladeExpand
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