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Comparative Study of the Endocranial Casts of New and Old World Monkeys

Part of the Advances in Primatology book series (AIPR)

Abstract

The fossil record of brain evolution is poorly represented for monkeys. There is only one known fossil ceboid endocast and the described endocasts of fossil cercopithecoid monkeys can be counted on one hand (Radinsky, 1974). Thus, any effort to assess the evolutionary histories of Old and New World monkeys, based on neurological data, must rely heavily on comparisons of brains or endocasts from extant species.

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Occipital Cortex World Monkey Central Sulcus Cranial Capacity Lower Primate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Falk
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences CampusSan JuanUSA

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