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Fossil evidence for an ancient divergence of lorises and galagos
Morphological, molecular, and biogeographic data bearing on early primate evolution suggest that the clade containing extant (or ‘crown’) strepsirrhine primates (lemurs, lorises and galagos) arose inExpand
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Basal Anthropoids from Egypt and the Antiquity of Africa's Higher Primate Radiation
Early anthropoid evolution in Afro-Arabia is poorly documented, with only a few isolated teeth known from before ∼35 million years ago. Here we describe craniodental remains of the primitiveExpand
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Revised age estimates for the later Paleogene mammal faunas of Egypt and Oman.
  • E. Seiffert
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 28 March 2006
The Jebel Qatrani Formation of northern Egypt has produced Afro-Arabia's primary record of Paleogene mammalian evolution, including the world's most complete remains of early anthropoid primates.Expand
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Palaeontological evidence for an Oligocene divergence between Old World monkeys and apes
Apes and Old World monkeys are prominent components of modern African and Asian ecosystems, yet the earliest phases of their evolutionary history have remained largely undocumented. The absence ofExpand
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A new estimate of afrotherian phylogeny based on simultaneous analysis of genomic, morphological, and fossil evidence
  • E. Seiffert
  • Biology, Medicine
  • BMC Evolutionary Biology
  • 13 November 2007
BackgroundThe placental mammalian clade Afrotheria is now supported by diverse forms of genomic data, but interordinal relationships within, and morphological support for, the group remains elusive.Expand
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Oligocene mammals from Ethiopia and faunal exchange between Afro-Arabia and Eurasia
Afro-Arabian mammalian communities underwent a marked transition near the Oligocene/Miocene boundary at approximately 24 million years (Myr) ago. Although it is well documented that the endemicExpand
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Craniodental Morphology and Systematics of a New Family of Hystricognathous Rodents (Gaudeamuridae) from the Late Eocene and Early Oligocene of Egypt
Background Gaudeamus is an enigmatic hystricognathous rodent that was, until recently, known solely from fragmentary material from early Oligocene sites in Egypt, Oman, and Libya. Gaudeamus' molarsExpand
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Early primate evolution in Afro‐Arabia
  • E. Seiffert
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolutionary anthropology
  • 1 November 2012
The peculiar mammalian fauna that inhabited Afro‐Arabia during the Paleogene first came to the attention of the scientific community in the early part of the twentieth century, when Andrews 1 andExpand
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Additional remains of Wadilemur elegans, a primitive stem galagid from the late Eocene of Egypt.
The late Eocene prosimian Wadilemur elegans from the Jebel Qatrani Formation, northern Egypt, was originally interpreted as an anchomomyin adapiform primate based on limited information from theExpand
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Fossil and molecular evidence constrain scenarios for the early evolutionary and biogeographic history of hystricognathous rodents
The early evolutionary and paleobiogeographic history of the diverse rodent clade Hystricognathi, which contains Hystricidae (Old World porcupines), Caviomorpha (the endemic South American rodents),Expand
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