An Evolutionary Model for Feeding and Positional Behaviour

  • Peter Andrews
  • Leslie Aiello


Primates today have a mainly tropical distribution and are usually associated with habitats that include a degree of wood cover. Although there are exceptions to this among both modern and fossil primate species, the number of species that live in extratropical and non-wooded environments is relatively small and it is thus reasonable to conclude that primates originated as tropical inhabitants of wooded environments.


Habitat Preference Middle Miocene World Monkey Ground Vegetation High Primate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Andrews
    • 1
    • 2
  • Leslie Aiello
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Sub-Department of AnthropologyBritish Museum (Natural History)LondonUK
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyUniversity CollegeLondonUK

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