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Early evolution and biogeography of lorisiform strepsirrhines.
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PMID:  17171668     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This brief review summarizes new paleontological and molecular data that together support a late middle Eocene Afro-Arabian origin for crown Lorisiformes. Phylogenetic analysis indicates that late Eocene Karanisia is a possible stem lorisiform, late Eocene Saharagalago and Wadilemur and Miocene Komba are stem galagids, and early Miocene Mioeuoticus and Progalago may be crown lorisids. Character evolution along the lorisid and galagid stem lineages is reconstructed as having occurred primarily in postcranial and dental morphology, respectively. These patterns have important implications for interpreting an early lorisiform fossil record that is still composed primarily of jaws and isolated teeth.
Erik R Seiffert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of primatology     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0275-2565     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Primatol.     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-20     Completed Date:  2007-02-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108949     Medline TA:  Am J Primatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Earth Sciences and Museum of Natural History, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
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