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primate draft

Submitted by angelasalaza on Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:09

The arboreal theory is best supported by strepsirrhines fossil records because there is a correlation found between ancestral Mesopropithecus an arboreal ancestor genus and the most similar to the Indriidae family. The similarity in body morphology between the two demonstrates arboreal theory as the most convincing because extended long limbs and long tails are found in current Sifakas and fossils of Mesopropithecus. Extended limbs are an example of arboreal theory because they demonstrate the necessity for primates when involving movement. From between branches in either suspensory locomotion by extended arms or jumping from branch to branch through extended hind limbs arboreal theory is supported by Indriids locomotion because current primate species such as the woolly lemur, Sifakas, and Indri demonstrate locomotion only in arboreal setting.