Paul F. Whitehead and Clifford J. Jolly (Editors), 2000, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 528 p. (Hardcover $115) ISBN: 0-521-57124-3.

Old World monkeys (Order Primates; Superfamily Cercopithecoidea) are the most numerous and diverse group of living African and Asian primates, and they are found frequently in Plio-Pleistocene deposits throughout the Old World including Europe. Their fossil representatives are useful in biostratigraphic and paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Studies of cercopithecoids contribute richly to evolutionary biology, in general, and particularly to human evolutionary biology. Except for apes, they are our closest biological relatives; they experience their world with human-like vision and dexterity. They shared our...

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