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Major Trends in Primate Evolution.docx

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 1120
Professor
G.Crowther
Semester
Winter

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Major Trends in Primate Evolution 1. Prosimians 2. New World Monkeys 3. Old world Monkeys 4. Lesser Apes 5. Great Apes and Humans First, A Few More Evolution Concepts:  Adaptive Radiation: Rapid speciation of one or more species to fill different ecological niches – usually follows a major change in environmental circumstances o Moving into new regions/niches o Continental drift – animals in diff places are mixed together in the same habitat  Divergent Evolution: Typical course of natural selection in which related species adapting to different ecological niches slowly diverge from
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