Species, Species Concepts And Primate Evolution

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EditorWilliam H. Kimbel, Lawrence B. Martin

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In order to meld the facts of organic diversity with the continuity of the evolutionary process, this volume details the diversity of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches currently employed by primate evolutionary biologists and paleontologists. Specific coverage includes: species concepts and their role in evolutionary theory, the speciation process and the biology of species differences among living primates, and the problems of species recognition in the primate fossil record.

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In order to meld the facts of organic diversity with the continuity of the evolutionary process, this volume details the diversity of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches currently employed by primate evolutionary biologists and paleontologists. Specific coverage includes: species concepts and their role in e...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.27 inPublisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306442973

ISBN - 13:9780306442971

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What, If Anything, Is a Species; N. Eldridge. Species Concepts; F.S. Szalay. Primates and Paradigms; J. Masters. Species, Subspecies, and Baboon Systematics; C.J. Jolly. Speciation in Living Hominoid Primates; C.P. Groves. Geographic Variation in Primates; G.H. Albrecht, J.M.A. Miller. Speciation and Morphological Differentiation in the Genus Lemur; I. Tattersall. Squirrel Monkey; (Genus Saimiri) Taxonomy; R.K. Costello, et al. Measures of Dental Variation as Indicators of Multiple Taxa in Samples of Sypatric Cercopithecus Species; D.A. Cope. Catarrhine Dental Variability and Species Recognition in the Fossil Record; J.M. Plavcan. Multivariate Craniometric Variation in Chimpanzees; B.T. Shea, et al. Species Concepts and Species Recognition in Eocene Primates; K.D. Rose, T.M. Brown. Anagenetic Angst; L. Krishtalka. Cladistic Concepts and the Species Problem in Hominoid Evolution; T. Harrison. 7 additional articles. Index.