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Primate origins and evolution : a phylogenetic reconstruction
A survey of living primates the primate fossil record classification and phylogenetic reconstruction adaptive radiation of mammals are tree-shrews primates? primate diets and dentitions the skull andExpand
Scaling of the Mammalian Brain: the Maternal Energy Hypothesis
A large number of studies have linked brain sizes to specific behavioral or physiological features because of simple scaling correlations, and the correlation network for body size, brain size and other features is examined. Expand
Endocranial volumes of primate species: scaling analyses using a comprehensive and reliable data set.
It is shown that basal metabolic rate (BMR) and gestation period are both positively correlated with brain size in primates, after controlling for the influence of body mass and potential effects of phylogenetic relatedness. Expand
The Cambridge encyclopedia of human evolution
The evolutionary future of humankind is examined through the lens of primates, human populations, past and present, and genetic clues of relatedness. Expand
Primate origins: plugging the gaps
Although the origin of the simian primates is obscure, new fossil evidence could push it further back by at least 10 million years, reflecting the low sampling level of the primate fossil record, which can potentially also lead to underestimation of times of origin within thePrimate tree. Expand
Using the fossil record to estimate the age of the last common ancestor of extant primates
A new statistical method is presented, based on an estimate of species preservation derived from a model of the diversification pattern, that suggests a Cretaceous last common ancestor of primates, approximately 81.5 Myr ago, close to the initial divergence time inferred from molecular data. Expand
A molecular approach to comparative phylogeography of extant Malagasy lemurs
Genetic data show no significant differentiation between Malagasy and Comorian populations of these species, supporting the interpretation that both were introduced only recently to the Comoro Islands. Expand
Dating primate divergences through an integrated analysis of palaeontological and molecular data.
An integrated analysis of palaeontological and molecular data to give estimates of primate divergence times that utilize both sources of information and find that these age estimates are older than previously reported dates for all but one of these nodes. Expand