|tThe Theory of Primate Taxonomy --|tWhat Taxonomy Is Meant to Do and How It Should Do It --|tLevels of Taxonomy --|tChanging the Names --|tThe Meaning of "Relatedness" --|tThe Emergence of Defined Taxonomic Philosophies --|tThe Importance of Monophyly --|tProblems with Cladistics --|tThe DNA Revolution --|tThe Cladistic Method --|tThe Fossil Record --|tTaxonomic Ranking and Nomenclature --|tThe Linnaean Hierarchy --|tAdding More Categories --|tAges of the Different Ranks --|tShould Taxa Be Ranked at All? --|tRules of Nomenclature --|tThe Species-Group --|tTheoretical Species Concepts --|tperational Species Concepts --|tThe Species in Paleontology --|tResolution? --|tNeed Species Be Monophyletic? --|tSubspecies and Populations --|tPhylogeography and Subspecies --|tThe Consequences for Conservation --|tA Brief History of Primate Taxonomy --|tSuccessors to Linnaeus --|tThe Early Nineteenth Century: The French School --|tThe Early Nineteenth Century: The German Contribution --|tPrimate Taxonomy Takes Off in the Anglophone World --|tThe Age of Prolixity --|tThe Age of Revisions --|tThe Chromosome Revolution --|tThe Protein Revolution --|tThe Fieldwork Revolution --|tLate Twentieth-Century Synthesis --|tWhere the Main Collections Are --|tProtocol for Alpha Taxonomy --|tTaxonomy of Primates above the Family Level --|tDividing the Strepsirrhini --|tDividing the Haplorrhini --|tInterrelationships of Platyrrhines --|tA Classification of Primates to Family Level --|tPutting Primate Taxonomy into Practice --|tMalagasy Lemurs --|tFamily Cheirogaleidae Gray, 1873.
|a"In this book, Colin Groves proposes a complete taxonomy of living primates, reviewing the history and practice of their classification and providing an up-to-date synthesis of recent molecular and phylogenetic research. He contends that the taxonomy of living species is critical to understanding evolutionary relationships, and that the taxonomic designation of individual species is the starting point for conservation."--BOOK JACKET.
In this book, Colin Groves Proposes a complete taxonomy of living primates, reviewing the history and practice of their classification and providing an up-to-date synthesis of recent molecular and phylogenetic research. He contends that the taxonomic designation of individual species is the starting point for conservation, and that the taxonomy of living species is critical to understanding evolutionary relationships. At the heart of the book are species-by-species accounts in which Groves reviews the recent history of each group and offers many new taxonomic arrangements. He evaluates several distinctive former subspecies to full species status and reestablishes the status of a number of previously overlooked taxa. Discussing the major taxonomic issues of each group, he describes the reasoning behind his conclusions and objectively offers explanations of opposing views. He also briefly outlines a possible taxonomy of fossil primates based on the taxonomy of living primates.