Associated Jaws and Limb Bones of Limnopithecus macinnesi

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Associated Jaws and Limb Bones of Limnopithecus macinnesi

By Le Gros Clark, W. E. and Thomas, D. P.

SKU# 19485

$ 25.00

Pp. i, 27; 6 full page black-and-white photo-plates, each with a descriptive leaf of text, 8 text-figures.  Publisher’s original gray stiff wrappers, lettered in black on the front cover, sm folio (12 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches).  From the series: Fossil Mammals of Africa, no. 3.  This small monograph describes a small Miocene catarrhine that was first known as Limnopithecus macinnesi.  Today this species is known as Dendropithecus macinnesi and is native to East Africa living between 20 and 15 million years ago.  Dendropithecus was originally suggested to be related to modern gibbons, based primarily on similarities in size, dentition, and skeletal adaptations.  However, further studies have shown that Dendropithecus lacks derived hominoid traits.  Instead, the traits shared between this taxon and modern primates are primitive for all catarrhines.  Dendropithecus macinnesi is now considered to be a stem catarrhine, too primitive to be closely related to any modern primates (modified after Wiki).  Name stamp of Royal Institution of Great Britain on the title page.  No other ownership marks.

Publisher British Museum (Natural History)
Publisher Place London
Date Published 1951
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Very good
Condition Description There is a small dent to the outer page edge and light wear to the outer edge of the front wrapper, a tight copy in very good condition.
ISBN
Limited Edition