ANT 001

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trainingliz89
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ANT 001
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2011-12-03 15:14:28
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Primate Origins
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Lecture 14
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  1. The Cenozoic Era (65mya-now)
    • Paleocene (65mya)
    • Eocene (54mya)
    • Oligocene (34mya
    • Miocene (23mya

    • Pliocene (5mya)
    • Pleistocene (2mya)

    Holocene (12,000ya)
  2. Paleocene (65mya)
    • Plesiadapids
    • - "primate-like" but not primates
    • - shared ancestral traits w/primates
  3. Eocene (54mya)
    • The First True Primates/Age of Primates
    • - Adapids- lemurs/loris
    • - Omomyids- tarsier-like
  4. Oligocene (34mya)
    • Early Anthropoids
    • - Aegyptopithecus
    • - New World Monkey?
  5. Miocene (23mya)
    • Early Hominoids
    • - Proconsul (monkey/ape? lacked brachiation complex)
    • - Sivipithecus (12-8mya)
    • - Gigantopithecus
    • - Oreopithecus
  6. Hypothesis for the evolution of bipedalism
    • 1. efficient locomotion between dispersed foor resources
    • 2. thermoregulation
    • 3. frees hands to carry useful items
    • 4. permits the harvest of fruit from small trees

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