Re: Bipedalism and theorizing... was Re: Morgan and creationists

23 Jul 1996 19:27:35 GMT

Gerrit Hanenburg ( wrote:
: (HARRY R. ERWIN) wrote:


: >Actually, there's some question whether the plesiadapiforms or the bats
: >are more closely related to euprimates.

: What about Scandentia?

It's starting to look to me like Scandentia is more of a generalized
arboreal insectivorous group that resembles the Primates only in sharing
some primitive features. The petrosal tympanic bulla doesn't seem to be
enough to join them more tightly than that. I expect that someone will
find that the petrosal bulla evolved several times during the K-T

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