Relationships, Origins, and History of the Ceboid Monkeys and Caviomorph Rodents: A Modern Reinterpretation

  • Robert Hoffstetter


This modest essay is dedicated to Dr. George Gaylord Simpson, to acknowledge my admiration for the man and his work. The reading of his publications has been for me very enriching. But, more than his discoveries and the results of his studies, both considerable, I appreciate his rigorous and penetrating mentality, his courageous attitude with respect to ideas received, his scientific honesty which obliges him to reconsider syntheses in the light of new facts. This is why I have chosen a theme where, following the line of conduct of which he is an example, I have voiced some opinions which diverge from those he has defended and which I myself have long adopted.


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  • Robert Hoffstetter
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  1. 1.Institut de Paléontologie, Muséum Nationald’Histoire NaturelleParisFrance

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