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Mammalian Evolutionary Morphology

A Tribute to Frederick S. Szalay

  • Eric J. Sargis
  • Marian Dagosto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Non-primate Mammals

  3. Primates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Marian Dagosto, Daniel L. Gebo, Xijun Ni, Tao Qi, K. Christopher Beard
      Pages 315-324
    3. Alfred L. Rosenberger, Russell Hogg, Sai Man Wong
      Pages 325-346
    4. Eric J. Sargis, Carl J. Terranova, Daniel L. Gebo
      Pages 361-372
    5. William E. H. Harcourt-Smith, Melissa Tallman, Stephen R. Frost, David F. Wiley, F. James Rohlf, Eric Delson
      Pages 373-383
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 427-439

About this book

Introduction

This volume acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of Dr. Frederick S. Szalay to the field of Mammalian Evolutionary Morphology. Professor Szalay has published about 200 articles, four monographs, and six books on this subject. Throughout his career Professor Szalay has been a strong advocate for biologically and evolutionarily meaningful character analysis. In his view, this can be accomplished only through an integrated strategy of functional, adaptational, and historical analysis. Dr. Szalay worked on several different mammalian groups during his career, and the contributions to this volume reflect his broad perspective. Chapters focus on Primates, a group to which Professor Szalay dedicated much of his career. However, other mammalian groups on which he conducted a significant amount of research, such as marsupials and xenarthrans, are also covered in the volume.

This book will be of interest to professionals and graduate students in a wide variety of related fields, including functional morphology, systematics, vertebrate paleontology, mammalogy, primatology, biological anthropology, and evolutionary biology.    

Keywords

Adaptation Mammalia Mammals Morphology Primates Systematics evolution phylogeny

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric J. Sargis
    • 1
  • Marian Dagosto
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anthropology Peabody Museum of Natural History, Division of Vertebrate ZoologyYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cell and Molecular BiologyFeinberg School of Medicine Northwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6997-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6996-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6997-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1877-9077
  • Series Online ISSN 1877-9085
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