Homo erectus:Africa(paranthropus),Europe(Homo erectus heidelbergenensis),Asia(homo erectus javanicus,homo erectus pekinensis).

 Homo erctus:africa(paranthropus): originally described as Pithecanthropus erectus, the java ape man,ranged across africa into eurasia from over 1.6 to .12mya.this hominid made stone tools and knew use of fire and was probably the direct ancestor of haomo sapiens who replaced it.it is supposed to have evolved side by side paranthropus upto 1 mya and beacme […]

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Tertiary and quaternary fossil primates

Basics: Cenozoic Era(age of mammals)->Secondary period->Tertiary Period->quaternary period. Tertiary Period->Palaeocene Epoch->Eocene Epoch->Oligocene->Miocene->Pliocene. Quaternary Period->Pleistocene epoch->Holocene or recent Epoch. Tertiary Period Palaeocene Epoch 75 mya, earliest lemroids,tarsioids,insectivorous. North america and france,Teeth and fragements of jaw,Several genere have been identified:Carpolestidae,Phenacolemuridae,Plesiadapidae. the Family carpolestidae is represented by jaws, both Maxille and mandibles, and teeth.in someof their dental characters […]

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Primate taxonomy(Arboreal and terrestrial)

Primate–prosimii and Anthropoidea. Prosimii—Tupeiformes, Tarsiiformes, Lorisiformes,Lemuriformes Anthropoidea—Ptayrrhini and catarrhinis Ptayrrhini—ceboidea—-cebedae and cellithricidae catarrhini—-cercopithecoidea and hominoidea cercopithecoidea—-cercopithecidae Hominoidea—-hylobatidae, pongidae,hominidae. Prosimii (Suborder) Prosimians- Lemurs, Loris, Tarsier — primitive mammalian characteristics, mostly nocturnal and arboreal (except for the lemurs, which are diurnal) Tupaiiformes(tree shrews) Long feathery tails and fur covered body,looks like small squirrel, Diurnal in habit, some […]

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