Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Arboreal Theory Of Primate Evolution

Proposal, originally by T. H. Huxley but popularly associated with G. E. Smith and F. W. Jones, that many primitive features of primate anatomy such as stereoscopic vision and prehensile hands and feet first evolved as a suite of adaptations to life in the trees.

Cf. pollinator hypothesis and visual predation model.

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