Primate Adaptation and Evolution,
Edition 4
By John Fleagle, Christopher C. Gilbert and Andrea Baden

Publication Date: 30 Sep 2024
Awaiting publication
Primate Adaptation and Evolution, Fourth Edition provides key features of extant families and references to more detailed texts. The book sets the scene and creates space for a thorough updating of exciting developments in primate paleontology and a reconstruction through early hominid species of our own human origins. This updated version covers recent developments in primate paleontology, the latest taxonomy, and includes new visuals, including helpful illustrations and evolutionary trees. It is an ideal text for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying the evolution and functional ecology of primates and early fossil hominids.The book retains its grounding in the extant primate groups as the best way to understand the fossil trail and evolution of these modern forms. However, this coverage is now more streamlined, referring to the many new and excellent books on living primate ecology and adaptation - a field that has burgeoned since this book's first publication.

Key Features

  • Includes over 200 new illustrations and revised evolutionary trees
  • Offers the latest information on primate physiology, isotopes and genetics
  • Discusses life history and dispersal patterns among species
  • Provides new genera and data on the behavior and ecology of New World monkeys
  • Presents the newest fossil discoveries, including platyrrhine and primitive catarrhine origins
About the author
By John Fleagle, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA; Christopher C. Gilbert and Andrea Baden, Ramapo College of New Jersey, New Jersey, USA
Table of Contents
1. Adaptation, Evolution, and Systematics
2. The Primate Body
3. Primate Lives
4. The Prosimians – Lemurs, Lorises, Galagos, and Tarsiers
5. New World Anthropoids
6. Old World Monkeys
7. Apes and Humans
8. Primate Communities and Biogeography
9. Primate Adaptation
10. The Fossil Record
11. Primate Origins
12. Fossil Prosimians
13. Early Anthropoids
14. Fossil Platyrrhines
15. Primate Catarrhines and Fossil Apes
16. Fossil Old World Monkeys
17. Fossil Hominins – Bipedal Primates
18. Patterns in Primate Evolution
Book details
ISBN: 9780128158098
Page Count: 466
Retail Price : £49.99
9780444538604; 9780123725769; 9780120802616
Undergraduate and graduate students studying the evolution and functional ecology of primates and early fossil hominids, as well as primatologists, evolutionary biologists, palaeontologists, physical anthropologists, and social scientists