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Primate Origins and Evolution. A phylogenetic reconstruction
  • M. Dagosto
  • Biology
    International Journal of Primatology
  • 1 February 1991
Postcranium of Adapis parisiensis and Leptadapis magnus (Adapiformes, Primates)
The late Eocene European adapid Adapis parisiensis shares many postcranial features with the extant Lorisinae, suggesting that it was a nonleaping, slow-moving arboreal quadruped. The slightly older L
Locomotor adaptations as reflected on the humerus of paleogene primates.
TLDR
Morphological evidence of Paleogene humeri suggest that vertical clinging and leaping behavior derived from grasp leaping at least six times independently, which is still the most pervasive form of primate locomotion.
The oldest known primate skeleton and early haplorhine evolution
TLDR
A nearly complete and partly articulated skeleton of a primitive haplorhine primate from the early Eocene of China, about 55 million years ago, is reported, the oldest fossil primate of this quality ever recovered and further constrains the age of divergence between tarsiiforms and anthropoids.
Estimating the body size of eocene primates: A comparison of results from dental and postcranial variables
TLDR
This work derives estimates for Eocene primates based on tarsal bone variables to compare with previously published values derived from dental measures, and compares the accuracy and precision of dental- and tartsal-based regression models for predicting weight in extant species.
Middle Eocene primate tarsals from China: implications for haplorhine evolution.
TLDR
The anthropoid tarsals are morphologically transitional between omomyids (or primitive haplorhines) and extant telanthropoids, providing the first postcranial evidence for primates which bridge the prosimian-anthropoid gap.
Testing positional behavior of malagasy lemurs: a randomization approach.
  • M. Dagosto
  • Biology
    American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1 June 1994
TLDR
Randomization tests are applied to data collected for three species of lemurs studied at Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar and indicate statistically significant differences between these species in nearly all aspects of locomotor, postural, and substrate use behavior.
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