The following is a list of all entries from the Meet an Ancestor category.
This is Meet an Ancestor installment three: Leptadapis magnus. The subject here also dovetails nicely with the post I’m writing on the adapoid theory of anthropoid origins, though it was selected a while before the idea for the latter series came into my head. L. magnus cranium Why is it relevant? Because L. magnus is [...]
So the whole weekly thing is pretty much out the window. I’ve been experiencing some technical difficulties for a while and I’ve had other matters to attend to/lacked motivation. But, you may unbate your breath, we have Meet an Ancestor entry number two: Propliopithecus chirobates. A reconstruction of Propliopithecus Woohoo, we finally got our super-obscure [...]
As I rather suspected would be the case, our very first “Meet an Ancestor” ancestor isn’t strictly a human ancestor. More of an extinct, collateral cousin. It is, however, a fairly well known species on which there is a good amount of information. I was afraid I’d get some obscure Plesiadapid that didn’t even register [...]
In a feeble attempt to perhaps make someone want to come back to my blog more than once, I’ll be doing some serialized features. More-or-less weekly, I’ll use a random number generator to come up with a page number and another generator to select on that page a fossil species from Fleagle’s Primate Adaptation and [...]