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The Oligocene

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Department
Anthropology
Course
Anthropology 1026F/G
Professor
Andrew Nelson
Semester
Winter

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The OligocenePropliopithecusA generalized catarrhinenot a monkey or an ape but it resembled todays gibbons Its eyes faced forwards giving it stereoscopic vision Propliopithecus was most likely an arboreal omnivore Apidium The first fossils were thought to be from a type of a cowPrimate living in the early Oligocene roughly 36 to 32 million years ago Apidium fossils are common in Egypt Fossils of the earlier species are rare but fossils of the later species are fairly common Apidium are stem anthropoids that possess all the hallmarks of modern Anthropoidea and their ancestry is closely tied to the Eocene Asian groups These primates appear to have been frugivorous arboreal and diurnal with keen eyesight Because of their dentition people believe they existed before the split of old and new world monkeys The First Anthro
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