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Size and scaling in primate biology

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Published by Plenum Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Primates -- Size,
  • Allometry,
  • Mammals -- Size

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and indexes.

    Statementedited by William L. Jungers.
    SeriesAdvances in primatology, Advances in primatology (Plenum Press)
    ContributionsJungers, William L., 1948-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL737.P9 S59 1985
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 491 p. :
    Number of Pages491
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2853683M
    ISBN 100306415607
    LC Control Number84016099

    Its brain size was to cubic centimeters, approximately the size of a modern chimpanzee brain. It also had prognathic jaws, which is a relatively longer jaw than that of modern humans. In the mids, the fossil of an adult female A. afarensis was found in the Afar region of Ethiopia and dated to million years ago (Figure ).   A recent study examined the relationship between brain size and the development of motor skills across 36 primate species. The results suggest that .

      Although the human species is doing very well for themselves, many other primate species are struggling for survival. Of the 4,+ species of mammals, there are only recognized species of primates – grouped into 15 families. Primates are found on all seven continents, although they are most successful in tropical and sub-tropical climates. Order Primates of class Mammalia includes lemurs, tarsiers, monkeys, apes, and humans. Non-human primates live primarily in the tropical or subtropical regions of South America, Africa, and Asia. They range in size from the mouse lemur at 30 grams (1 ounce) to .

    The collection is ideal for advanced undergraduate courses and graduate courses in primate conservation, ecology and/or behaviour. I have no doubt that it will shape the scope and scale(s) at which students and scholars of primate biology will be addressing their research questions for years to come.’ Joanna E. Lambert Source: Animal Behaviour. Primate - Primate - Size in evolutionary perspective: In evolutionary terms, increase in size has probably played a large part in determining the direction of primate evolution. Early primates of about 50 million years ago were small forest-living creatures whose molar teeth bore high, pointed cusps but were neither as tall nor as pointed as those of their insectivore-like ancestors, whose.


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Interest in certain aspects of body size and scaling in primate biology (e. g., relative brain size) dates to the turn of the century, and scientific debate and dialogue on numerous aspects of this general subject have continued to be a primary concern of primatologists, physical an­ thropologists, and other vertebrate biologists up to the.

In very general terms, "scaling" can be defined as the structural and func­ tional consequences of differences in size (or scale) among organisms of more or less similar design. Interest in certain aspects of body size and scaling in primate biology (e.

g., relative brain size) dates to the turn. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiv, pages: illustrations ; 26 cm. Contents: I. Size and Adaptation in Primates / John G. Fleagle --Genetic and Evolutionary Aspects of Allometry / Russell Lande --Sexual Dimorphism in Primates: The Effects of Size / Walter Leutenegger and James M.

Cheverud --Size, Sexual. Size and scaling in primate biology by,Plenum Press edition, in English We redesigned our Book Pages — can you share feedback. Size and scaling in primate biology × Close. Sponsor. We don't have this book yet. You can add it to our Lending Library with a $ tax deductible donation.

Pages: In very general terms, "scaling" can be defined as the structural and func tional consequences of differences in size (or scale) among organisms of more or less similar design.

Interest in certain aspects of body size and scaling in primate biology (e. g., relative brain size) dates to the turn of the century, and scientific debate and dialogue on numerous aspects of this general. Aspects of size and scaling in primate biology with special reference to the locomotor skeleton.

Aspects of size and scaling in primate biology with special reference to the locomotor skeleton. William L. Jungers. Department of Anatomical Sciences, School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Long Island, New York Search for more papers by this author.

Although adult members of the order Primates cannot match the overall range of body sizes in mammals, the size distribution of living primate species is still quite impressive, ranging from dwarf galagos and mouse lemurs (—60–70 g) at one end of the spectrum to.

Primate groups vary considerably in size across species. Nonetheless, the distribution of mean species group size has a regular scaling pattern with preferred sizes approximating5, 15, 30 and 50 individuals (although strepsirrhines lack the latter two), with a scaling ratio of approximately similar to that observed in human social networks.

Overlap in size, cranial morphology, and cranial scaling between H. habilis and H. erectus suggest a close phylogenetic relationship between the two species [42] –[44], and support the idea that.

In this paper, the relationship between maxillary canine size and body size in adult females from 32 species of higher primate is reported, and variations in canine size are examined for relationships to social structure and diet.

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Topic headings include: the mammalian perspective on primate. Integrative primate biology Article in Evolutionary Anthropology Issues News and Reviews 15(4) July with 14 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Size and scaling in primate biology / edited by William L. Jungers. Publication: New York: Plenum Press, c Series: Advances in primatology. Format/Description. A General Model for the Origin of Allometric Scaling Laws in Biology. Science. Vol. — Willoughby, David P. All About Gorillas.

Cranbury, New Jersey: A. Barnes. Wolpoff, Milford H. Tooth Size-Body Size Scaling in a Human Population. In: William L. Jungers (ed.), Size and Scaling in Primate Biology. Scaling relationships between adult female body mass in mammals and three fundamental life-history variables: (a) age at first reproduction (AFR), (b) maximum life span, and (c) annual fertility and.

All are plotted on double-logarithmic axes. Primate points are drawn in red, while other non-volant taxa are drawn in black. 3. Primate brain evolution revisited. In the light of these new findings, we have undertaken new analyses of the primate data, in order to be able to evaluate in greater depth the relationships between primate brain size and species-specific behavioural, ecological and life-history characteristics.

Jungers] SIZE AND ALLOMETRY IN PRIMATE BIOLOGY 75 “size-related shape effects are inextricably mixed up with almost every biolog- ical feature of organisms that we may wish to investigate” (Oxnard, ).

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In the tree of life, human evolution is a very unusual case in many ways. If the focus of study is too narrow, it is difficult to avoid special pleading.A primate (/ ˈ p r aɪ m eɪ t / PRY-mayt) (from Latin primat- from primus: "prime, first rank") is a eutherian mammal constituting the taxonomic order es arose 85–55 million years ago first from small terrestrial mammals, which adapted to living in the trees of tropical forests: many primate characteristics represent adaptations to life in this challenging environment.