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SBE 2020: Submission Detail

ID Number: 227
Title: Bridging Molecular and Paleontological Evidence for the Origin and Diversification of Major Primate Groups
Lead Author: Gilbert, Christopher C
Abstract: Our understanding of the temporal and spatial aspects of primate and human evolution has improved significantly over the last few decades, but major disagreements between the fields of molecular anthropology and paleoanthropology persist. The only way to move many of these debates forward is through additional high risk paleontological research in targeted biogeographic areas and time periods. The discovery of additional fossils will directly advance our knowledge of primate evolution and biogeography as well as provide new data points for future molecular analyses. Thus, paleoanthropological field work provides the opportunity to test a series of hypotheses regarding the origin and diversification of major primate groups in deep time, and such increased paleontological research will help refine molecular estimates either by substantiating the molecular clock or by lending support to the notion that the molecular clock is not accurate in certain cases.

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