Evolutionary disequilibrium and activity period in primates: a bayesian phylogenetic approach.

  title={Evolutionary disequilibrium and activity period in primates: a bayesian phylogenetic approach.},
  author={Randi H. Griffin and Luke Joseph Matthews and Charles L Nunn},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={147 3},
Activity period plays a central role in studies of primate origins and adaptations, yet fundamental questions remain concerning the evolutionary history of primate activity period. Lemurs are of particular interest because they display marked variation in activity period, with some species exhibiting completely nocturnal or diurnal lifestyles, and others distributing activity throughout the 24-h cycle (i.e., cathemerality). Some lines of evidence suggest that cathemerality in lemurs is a recent… CONTINUE READING

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