ナカリピテクスと後期中新世の類人猿進化  [in Japanese] <i>Nakalipithecus</i> and Evolution of Late Miocene Hominoids  [in Japanese]

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Recent discoveries of new hominoid species from the Late Miocene of Africa provide us various insights for the study of hominoid evolution and human origins. One of them, <i>Nakalipithecus</i> is a large-bodied hominoid from 9.8 my-old Nakali, Kenya. It has a close relationship with the slightly younger <i>Ouranopithecus</i> known from Greece and Turkey and is very likely the sister taxon to the extant African apes and humans among the currently known hominoids. More importantly, <i>Nakalipithecus</i> is accompanied with several other catarrhine taxa, including another large-bodied hominoid, small-bodied non-cercopithecoid catarrhines, and cercopithecid and victoriapithecid monkeys. In this article, we review the phylogeny of Late Miocene hominoids, morphological evidences to connect <i>Nakalipithecus</i> with Ouranopithecus, and paleoenvironments of Nakali and biogeography of Late Miocene hominoids. Also, we propose a scenario of competition in cercopithecoids and non-cercopithecoid catarrhines in the Late Miocene of Africa and its influence on hominoid evolution.

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  • Primate Research

    Primate Research 24(3), 313-327, 2009

    Primate Society of Japan

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130000264055
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN10080557
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    0912-4047
  • NDL Article ID
    10279323
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR4(科学技術--生物学--動物)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z18-1898
  • Data Source
    CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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