A Theory of Human and Primate Evolution
This book examines the evidence of primate and human evolution in the light of new evolutionary models and advances in taxonomic theory. Dr. Groves discusses the 'Nomogenesis' of Lev Berg and criticizes the cladistic school of taxonomy, adapting it in the light of theories of speciation. The result is a theory in which internal processes play a major role in human evolution and taxonomy becomes of major importance in evolutionary interpretation. The book will interest students and teachers of human biology and evolution, physical anthropologists, zoologists, paleontologists, and primatologists.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The taxonomy of animals
The progress of evolution
Epigenesis and evolution
8 other sections not shown
afarensis Africa agouti allopatric Australopithecus autapomorphic boisei canines catarrhines cent central centrifugal Cercopithecoidea cheek Cheirogaleidae chromosome clade cladistic cladistic analysis cladogram colour cranial capacity crown cusps dated Daubentonia Delson dental derived character developed differentiated East elongated Eocene evidence evolutionary facial fossil record gene genera genetic genus gorilla grey Groves habilis Hadar Hapalemur haplorhines heidelbergensis Hershkovitz highly derived hominin Hominoidea Homo erectus Homo sapiens human evolution incisors Indriidae karyotype Koobi lack Laetoli later Leakey Lemur lineage Lorisidae lower mammals mandible mandibular middle Pleistocene Miocene molars monkeys morphology mutations nasal neotenous occur Olduvai Papio Papioninae Paranthropus pattern peripheral Petter platyrrhines population premolar primitive range reduced robust samples Sangiran Schwartz and Tattersall seems sequence sexual share Simiiformes sister group Sivapithecus skull speciation species specimens strepsirhines Subfamily subspecies Swartkrans sympatric synapomorphies taxa taxon taxonomic teeth Tuff upper