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Evolution of the Plio-Pleistocene African Suidae

James Michael Harris

Evolution of the Plio-Pleistocene African Suidae

by James Michael Harris

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Published by American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Swine, Fossil -- Africa.,
    • Paleontology -- Pliocene.,
    • Paleontology -- Pleistocene.,
    • Paleontology -- Africa.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJ. M. Harris and T. D. White.
      SeriesTransactions of the American Philosophical Society ;, v. 69, pt. 2
      ContributionsWhite, T. D. joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE882.U3 H296
      The Physical Object
      Pagination128 p. :
      Number of Pages128
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4750854M
      ISBN 100871696924
      LC Control Number78073167

      The Pleistocene (/ ˈ p l aɪ s. t ə ˌ s iː n,-t oʊ-/ PLYSE-tə-seen, -⁠toh-, often colloquially referred to as the Ice Age) is the geological epoch that lasted from about 2,, to 11, years ago, spanning the world's most recent period of repeated end of the Pleistocene corresponds with the end of the last glacial period and also with the end of the Paleolithic age. of African Plio- Pleistocene Hominid Adaptations CHARLES R. PETERS University of Georgia What was the environmental complex in which the Plio-Pleistocene hominids were evolv- ing? What situations selected for increasing variation in hominid morphology? An ap- preciation of ecological dynamics is important to develop answers to those questions. TheCited by:

      Brunet & Heintz () describe gradual shifts in size and shape in Plio-Pleistocene artiodactyls (cited in Gingerich, ) Harris & White () show smooth species-species transitions among pigs. Krishtalka & Stucky () documented smooth transitions in the common early Eocene artiodactyl genus Diacodexis. The fossil record for these. 2. Environmental hypotheses of Pliocene human evolution 25 R. Potts 3. African Pliocene and Pleistocene cercopithecid evolution and global climatic change 51 S.R. Frost 4. Patterns of change in the Plio-Pleistocene carnivorans of eastern Africa: Implications for hominin evolution 77 M.E. Lewis and L. Werdelin 5.

      taxonomic and phylogenetic status of many Plio-Pleistocene papionins remains uncertain. Well supported phylogenetic hypotheses are essential to understanding the origins and evolution of this group: such phylogenetic trees can be used to infer the evolutionary sequence of the key characters in certain lineages as well as assess Plio-Pleistocene iii.   Haasgat is a primate-rich fossil locality in the northeastern part of the Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here we report the first hominin identified from Haasgat, a partial maxillary molar (HGT ), that was recovered from an ex situ calcified sediment block sampled from the locality. The in situ fossil bearing deposits of the .


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Evolution of the Plio-Pleistocene African Suidae by James Michael Harris Download PDF EPUB FB2

Evolution of the Plio-Pleistocene African Suidae. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: James Michael Harris; T D White.

The domestic pig (Sus scrofa) is a member of the family of Suidae, a group of pig species from the order of Cetartiodactyla that originated some 20 to 30 million years ago (Mya) [1,2].

Environmental theories of African faunal evolution state that important evolutionary changes during the Pliocene–Pleistocene interval (the last ca. million years) were mediated by changes in African climate or shifts in climate by: Bishop, L.

Suid palaeoecology and habitat preference at African Pliocene and Pleistocene hominid localities. In T. Bromage & F. Schrenk (Eds.), African biogeography, climate change and early hominid evolution (pp.

Oxford: Oxford University Press. Google Scholar. Vrba,a has put forth a series of hypotheses about the evolution of African mammals, which she has termed “habitat theory.” This theory posits that changes in global climate cause “turnover pulses”, within relatively short periods of time during which occur large numbers of first and last appearances of by: The Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs are commonly combined and referred to as the Plio-Pleistocene because of their short duration in comparison to previous epochs, and also because the events that took place during these epochs are very closely associated.

The Pliocene spans the interval - MYA and the Pleistocene MYA. The term Plio-Pleistocene refers to an informally described geological pseudo-period, which begins about 5 million years ago (mya) and, drawing forward, combines the time ranges of the formally defined Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs—marking from about 5 mya to about 12 kya.

Nominally, the Holocene epoch—the last 12 thousand years—would be excluded, but most. Climate influences life across a range of time and space scales. One set of hypotheses explore the influence of past changes in African climate on early human evolution. Available evidence suggests that major evolutionary milestones were coincident with major climate transitions.

Environmental hypotheses of Pliocene human evolution Richard Potts 3. African Pliocene and Pleistocene cercopithecid evolution and global climatic change Stephen R.

Frost 4. Patterns of change in the Plio-Pleistocene carnivorans of eastern Africa: implications for hominin evolution Margaret E. Lewis, Lars Werdelin 5. Turnover in Eastern African Plio-Pleistocene Mammals.

Although we included sites from late Miocene to Holocene age in our data compilation, we focus our turnover analyses on the period between Ma and Ma (late Pliocene−early Pleistocene) because sample sizes and sampling completeness are too poor outside this interval and edge effects become Cited by: Early hominid evolution and ecological change through the African Plio E.

DelsonCercopithecid biochronology of the African Plio-Pleistocene: Correlation among eastern and southern hominid J. Adaptive radiation in the australopithecines and the origin of man, African Ecology and Human Evolution, Howell, F.

ere, F. Aldine Cited by: The late Pleistocene vertebrate record of Africa contributes to our understanding of human evolution and the development of modern biotic environments. Evolution of the Plio-Pleistocene African Suidae.

Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 69(2): Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society. White, Tim D. ; Harris, James M. Evolution of the Polynesian Chiefdoms, (The). Evolution of the Polynesian Chiefdoms, (The). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. COVID Resources.

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In this chapter, I survey ideas of the concept of species, as they apply to the human evolutionary record. I discuss the question of the meaning of a genus, concluding that all species since the separation of the human line from that of the chimpanzee (and possibly including the chimpanzee lineage as well) should be placed in a single genus, for which the prior available name is Homo.

A major goal of paleoanthropology is to identify the selective pressures associated with hominin biological and behavioral evolution, yet establishing cause-effect relationships between climate, ecology, and human evolution remains problematic.

This dissertation seeks to investigate hominin paleoecology in eastern Africa by reconstructing aspects of climate and ecology using stable Author: Scott Adam Blumenthal. In the million years from the late Pliocene to the end of the Pleistocene, encephalization increases were somewhat larger than the steps from Archaic to Paleogene and Paleogene to Neogene, each of which represent tens of millions of years of evolution.

Nevertheless, the Plio-Pleistocene leap in brain size is part of a trend that reaches. Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution. W.H. Freeman & Co., New York. [general text. Only chapter 22 is concerned with species-level evolution and transitions; the other chapters generally describe only genera or families.] Chaline, J., and B.

Laurin. Phyletic gradualism in a European Plio-Pleistocene Mimomys lineage (Arvicolidae, Rodentia. J Hum Evol. Feb-Mar;32() Early hominid evolution and ecological change through the African Plio-Pleistocene. Reed KE(1). Author information: (1)Institute of Human Origins, Berkeley, CaliforniaUSA.

The habitats in which extinct hominids existed has been a key issue in addressing the origin and extinction of early hominids, as well as in Cited by:   Overall, this volume is well-written, well-illustrated, and provides a snapshot of palaeoecological methods currently in use.

it represents a critical resource for researchers interested in vertebrate palaeoecology and/or Plio-Pleistocene hominins.' Julien Louys, Journal of Human Evolution, Vol.

55. Quaternary Environmental Change in Southern Africa - edited by Jasper Knight June Cited by: 8.Evolution of the Plio-Pleistocene African Suidae. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 69(2): Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 69(2): Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society.

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