Early primate evolution in Afro‐Arabia

  title={Early primate evolution in Afro‐Arabia},
  author={Erik R. Seiffert},
  journal={Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues},
  • E. Seiffert
  • Published 1 November 2012
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues
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 and Schlosser 2 published their landmark descriptions of fossil mammals from the Fayum Depression in northern Egypt. Their studies revealed a highly endemic assemblage of land mammals that included the first known Paleogene records of hyraxes, proboscideans, and anthropoid primates, but which lacked… 
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