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Prosimian vs Strepsirrhine vs Haplorrhine

Groves, Colin


The difference between the previously widespread Prosimii/Anthropoidea classification of primates and the Strepsirrhini/Haplorrhini classification usually used nowadays lies with the position of the tarsiers. It seems fairly clear that tarsiers share numerous derived conditions with anthropoids, so the Strepsirrhini/Haplorrhini scheme reflects phylogeny, and the concept of Prosimii (vernacular “prosimians”) has no more than an old-fashioned, subjective “grade” significance. The history of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Book Title: The International Encyclopedia of Primatology
DOI: 10.1002/9781119179313.wbprim0043


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