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Chart of Old Stuff

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 201
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

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Eras: Paleozoic (500mya) ­­­­­­­­­­ Mesozoic (70mya)­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Cenozoic (65mya) Invertebrates       Dinos, placental/marsupial   Age of the Mammals       | Tertiary and Quaternary       | 7 epochs: Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene     Eocene (55­34 mya)   Oligocene (34­23 mya)                  |          |    Adapidae  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Omomyidae  Apidium sp.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Aegyptothecus sp ­Fayum, Egypt ­Largest of Fayum anthropoids ­prosimians     ­concurrent with adapids ­>100 speciens ­slow arboreal quadruped ­nails ­smaller (<1 ounce) ­Near or before NW/OW split    ­13­20lbs ­grasping feet ­tarsiers & modern anthropoids  ­small, squirrel like ­fills gap btw. Eocene and Miocene  ­forward eyes, small orbits ­semi post orbital closure, big orbit ­arboreal quadruped  ­split btw apes/humans and OWM ­diurnal ­nocturnal, variable dentition ­Smilodectes sp. ­ Shoshonius sp. ­early anthropoids ­continental drift split NW from OW “Ida” ­ Dominant theory ­Darwinius masailae ­ first anthropoids are from Africa ­47mya ­Reached S.America by rafting ­some anthropoid/prosimian traits ­strepsirhine
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