Species in the primate fossil record

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Abstract

Species in the fossil record are population pools of genetic and phenetic variation at a place and time, morphologically recognizable and distinguishable from others by empirical standards. Change through time can be substantial, requiring subdivision of lineages that becomes more arbitrary as they become more complete. Evolution is about form, space, and time; it is about variation and change. Interpretation of species in the fossil record touches all of these.

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