Function, Phylogeny, and Fossils

Miocene Hominoid Evolution and Adaptations

  • David R. Begun
  • Carol V. Ward
  • Michael D. Rose

Part of the Advances in Primatology book series (AIPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Carol V. Ward, David R. Begun, Michael D. Rose
    Pages 1-12
  3. Barbara Brown
    Pages 153-171
  4. Alan Walker
    Pages 209-224
  5. Meave Leakey, Alan Walker
    Pages 225-239
  6. Terry Harrison, Lorenzo Rook
    Pages 327-362
  7. Jeffrey H. Schwartz
    Pages 363-388
  8. David R. Begun, Carol V. Ward, Michael D. Rose
    Pages 389-415
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 417-424

About this book


An insightful new work, Function, Phylogeny, and Fossils integrates two practices in paleobiology which are often separated - functional and phylogenetic analysis. The book summarizes the evidence on paleoenvironments at the most important Miocene hominoid sites and relates it to the pertinent fossil record. The contributors present the most up-to-date statements on the functional anatomy and likely behavior of the best known hominoids of this crucial period of ape and human evolution. A key feature is a comprehensive table listing 240 characteristics among 13 genera of living and extinct hominoids.


adaptation anatomy behavior biological biology environment evolution human evolution iron morphology paleobiology phylogeny rose taxonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • David R. Begun
    • 1
  • Carol V. Ward
    • 2
  • Michael D. Rose
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Anthropology and Pathology & Anatomical SciencesUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Injury Science, New Jersey Medical SchoolUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyNewarkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0077-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0075-3
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