Morphological Trends and Phylogenetic Relationships from Middle Miocene Hominoids to Late Pliocene Hominids

  • N. T. Boaz
Part of the Advances in Primatology book series (AIPR)


It is perhaps too early to posit certain morphological continuities in the Neogene fossil record of Hominoidea since there are still so many hiatuses, both temporal and geographical. Nevertheless, the gaps are slowly closing and the datum points that can be established provide the basis for this chapter, the purpose of which is the comparison of Pliocene hominids and the late-to-middle Miocene hominoids which may have been their forebears.


Late Miocene Cranial Capacity Early Homo Miocene Hominoid Hominoid Evolution 
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