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Assessment of the Diversity of African Primates
This account of the systematics of African primates is the consensus view of a group of authors who attended the Workshop of the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group held at Orlando, Florida, in
Successive radiations, not stasis, in the South American primate fauna
It is concluded that Dolichocebus, Tremacebus, and Chilecebus are likely too old to be crown platyrrhines, suggesting they were part of an extinct early radiation, which follows a global temperature peak and tectonic activity in the Andes.
Resolution of the African hominoid trichotomy by use of a mitochondrial gene sequence.
Comparisons of cytochrome oxidase subunit II gene sequences provide clear-cut evidence from the mitochondrial genome for the separation of the African ape trichotomy into two evolutionary lineages, one leading to gorillas and the other to humans and chimpanzees.
Generic level relationships of the Papionini (Cercopithecoidea).
  • T. Disotell
  • Biology
    American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1 May 1994
A review and reanalysis of the morphological characters put forth by various researchers find little to contradict the consensus phylogeny derived from analysis of chromosomal banding, nuclear RNA restriction mapping, alpha and beta hemoglobin sequences, albumin and transferrin microcomplement fixation, DNA-DNA hybridization, repetitive DNA patterns, immunodiffusion, hemoglobin and adenylate kinase isozymes, and mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit II DNA sequences.
New Genetic Evidence on the Evolution of Chimpanzee Populations and Implications for Taxonomy
A more geographically comprehensive genetic database for chimpanzees, including samples obtained near the Niger and Sanaga Rivers, provides clear evidence that a major phylogeographic break between chimpanzee lineages occurs near the Sanaga River in central Cameroon and suggests the need for a reclassification of chimpanzees.