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Evolutionary morphing
The framework of geometric morphometrics can be used to define a shape-space, based on the correspondences of landmark points on the surfaces, within which these weighted averages can be realized as actual surfaces. Expand
Cladistic analysis of cercopithecid relationships
The hypothesis that Dolichopithecus is the direct descendant of Mesopithecas is weakened on the basis of contrary pedal evidence, and two taxa are accepted at that rank: the African Colobina, defined by three derived states: and the possibly paraphyletic Asian Presbytina. Expand
Evolutionary history of the Cercopithecidae.
  • E. Delson
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Contributions to primatology
  • 1975
Comparison with fossils suggests that the Fayum parapithecids are not specially related to the Old World monkeys, while other undoubted Fayum 'hominoids' may share derived features with monkeys. Expand
Body mass in Cercopithecidae (Primates, Mammalia) : Estimation and scaling in extinct and extant taxa
A comparison of Estimation Accuracy with Previous Studies and the Applications of Paleobiological Applications of the authors' Estimates shows that sex Dimorphism and Evolution of Cercopithecid Mass through Time through Time are major themes. Expand
Catalogue of primates in the British Museum (natural history) and elsewhere in the British isles. Part II: Family cercopithecidae, subfamily cercopithecinae
  • E. Delson
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Primatology
  • 1 March 1982
The British Museum (Natural History) [BM(NH)], London, collection of modern primate specimens is among the most extensive and complete in the world, of major importance for studies of taxonomy,Expand
Cranial allometry, phylogeography, and systematics of large-bodied papionins (primates: Cercopithecinae) inferred from geometric morphometric analysis of landmark data.
The phylogeographic pattern of cranial variation is interpreted as indicating that baboons of African Old World monkeys are best ranked as subspecies of a single species, rather than as two or more distinct biological species. Expand
Macrovertebrate Paleontology and the Pliocene Habitat of Ardipithecus ramidus
Although the Early Pliocene Afar included a range of environments, and the local environment at Aramis and its vicinity ranged from forests to wooded grasslands, the integration of available physical and biological evidence establishes Ar. Expand