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Functional Affinities of Man, Monkeys, and Apes
A Study of the Bearings of Physiology and Behaviour on the Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Lemurs, Monkeys, Apes, and Man

ISBN 9780367265991
Published June 26, 2019 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1933 Functional Affinities of Man, Monkeys and Apes gives a taxonomic and phylogenetic survey and the findings of diverse experimental investigations of lemurs, monkeys, and apes. The book discusses the inter-relationships of different Primates and emphasizes seldom-used approaches to the question of primate phylogeny. The book attempts to show how little they have been systematically tried, and argues for a regard to the proper place of functional investigations in the study of the classification and evolution of Primates. This book will be of interest to anthropologists, scientists and historians alike.

Table of Contents


1. Peculiarities of Classification in the Order Primates

2. The Dynamic Basis of Classification and Evolutionary Theory

3. The Subdivision of the Order Primates

4. The Differentiation of the Mechanisms of Reproduction

5. The Differentiation op Blood Reactions

6. The Differentiation of Receptor Organs and Their Functions

7. The Differentiation of Behaviour Patterns

8. The Diseases and Parasites of the Primates

9. Hybridization, Affinity, and Divergence

10. The Psychological Measure of Intelligence in Primates

11. The Brain as a Measure of Intelligence in the Sub-order Pithecoidea

12. The Phylogenetic Implications of Cortical Physiology

13. The Evolution of Primate Behaviour

14. Functional Differentiation in Relation to the Evidence of Morphology and Palaeontology



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