Function, phylogeny, and fossils : Miocene hominoid evolution and adaptations

Format: Print Book 1997
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Carnegie Museum of Natural History Vertebrate Paleontology GN282 .F85 1997
Location  Carnegie Museum of Natural History
 
Collection  Vertebrate Paleontology
 
Call Number  GN282 .F85 1997
 
 
Summary
An insightful new work, Function, Phylogeny, and Fossils integrates two practices in paleobiology which are often separated - functional and phylogenetic analysis. The book summarizes the evidence on paleoenvironments at the most important Miocene hominoid sites and relates it to the pertinent fossil record. The contributors present the most up-to-date statements on the functional anatomy and likely behavior of the best known hominoids of this crucial period of ape and human evolution. A key feature is a comprehensive table listing 240 characteristics among 13 genera of living and extinct hominoids.
Contents
Function and phylogeny in miocene hominoids / Carol V. Ward, David R. Begun, and Michael D. Rose
Research on miocene hominoids and hominid origins : the last three decades / David Pilbeam
Interrelationships between functional morphology and paleoenvironments in miocene hominoids / Peter Andrews, David R. Begun, and Myriam Zylstra
Early evolution of the hominoid face / Todd C. Rae
Functional and phylogenetic features of the forelimb in miocene hominoids / Michael D. Rose
Functional anatomy and phyletic implications of the hominoid trunk and hindlimb / Carol V. Ward
Dental evidence for diet in some Miocene catarrhines with comments on the effects of phylogeny on the interpretation of adaptation / Richard F. Kay and Peter S. Ungar
Miocene hominoid mandibles : functional and phylogenetic perspectives / Barbara Brown
Paleobiological and phylogenetic significance of life history in Miocene hominoids / Jay Kelley
Proconsul : function and phylogeny / Alan Walker
Afropithecus : function and phylogeny / Meave Leakey and Alan Walker
On the relationships and adaptations of Kenyapithecus, a large-bodied hominoid from the middle Miocene of eastern Africa / Monte L. McCrossin and Brenda R. Benefit
Taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships of Sivapithecus revisited / Steve Ward
Phyletic affinities and functional convergence in Dryopithecus and other Miocene and living hominids / David R. Begun and Lázló Kordos
Phylogenetic and functional implications of Ouranopithecus macedoniensis / Louis de Bonis and George Koufos
Enigmatic anthropoid or misunderstood ape? the phylogenetic status of Oreopithecus bambolii reconsidered / Terry Harrison and Lorenzo Rook
Lufengpithecus and hominoid phylogeny : problems in delineating and evaluating phylogenetically relevant characters / Jeffrey H. Schwartz
Events in hominoid evolution / David R. Begun, Carol V. Ward, and Michael D. Rose.

Additional Information
Series Advances in primatology (Plenum Press)
Subjects Fossil hominids.
Human evolution.
Paleontology -- Miocene.
Publisher New York :Plenum Press,1997
Contributors Begun, David R.
Ward, Carol V.
Rose, Mike (Michael)
Language English
Description xii, 424 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN 0306454572
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