Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Anthropology

First Advisor

Dr. Chris Gilbert

Second Advisor

Dr. Stephen Chester

Academic Program Adviser

Dr. Yukiko Koga

Abstract

This study presents a phylogenetic analysis incorporating 82 dental characters to clarify the evolutionary relationships of Sivaladapidae within the broader context of Adapoidea. Results suggest that sivaladapids share a close evolutionary relationship with European adapoids.

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