Abigail Nishimura

EOL contractor and primate enthusiast

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    Abigail Nishimura commented on an older version of Hominidae:

    I've found some misleading info in this article, including: most species are quadrupedal (just barely, 4:3, and only half of the genera are quadrupeds); implications that all great apes are frugivores; etc. Am now editing and will upload a modified version.

    almost 4 years ago

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    Abigail Nishimura commented on "Brief Summary":

    A better, more comprehensive Brief Summary was added later.

    about 4 years ago

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    Abigail Nishimura commented on "Brief Summary":

    It is worth noting that some genetic studies have provided evidence for a phylogenetic split between African and Asian lorisids (Chaterjee et al., 2009) or do not feel that sufficient sequence data exists to establish firm branching events (Goodman et al., 1998).

    Chatterjee, Helen J., Simon YW Ho, Ian Barnes, and Colin Groves. “Estimating the Phylogeny and Divergence Times of Primates Using a Supermatrix Approach.” BMC Evolutionary Biology 9, no. 1 (October 27, 2009): 259. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-259.

    Goodman, Morris, Calvin A. Porter, John Czelusniak, Scott L. Page, Horacio Schneider, Jeheskel Shoshani, Gregg Gunnell, and Colin P. Groves. “Toward a Phylogenetic Classification of Primates Based on DNA Evidence Complemented by Fossil Evidence.” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 9, no. 3 (June 1998): 585–598. doi:10.1006/mpev.1998.0495.

    about 4 years ago • edited: about 4 years ago

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    Abigail Nishimura commented on "Chiromyiformes Anthony and Coupin, 1931":

    I've noticed that the Lorisidae family is listed under the Chiromyiformes infraorder rather than the Lorisiformes infraorder. From what I've seen in the literature, this classification is highly unorthodox, as Daubentoniidae (the family containing the aye-aye) is normally the only member of Chiromyiformes.

    about 4 years ago