Acknowledgments

We would like to thank Drs Marian Dagosto and Matt Ravosa for organizing and inviting us to present the results of our research to the "Primate Origins and Adaptations: A Multidisciplinary Perspective" conference. We are grateful to all the attendees, in particular Eric Sargis and Fred Szalay, for stimulating discussions and exchange of ideas. The following curators and staffs gave access to skeletal collections and help: Dr Ross MacPhee, Wolfgang Fuchs, and Bob Randall (American Museum of Natural History, New York), Dr Elwyn Simons and Prithijit Chatrath (Duke University Primate Center, Durham), Dr Bruce Latimer and Lyman Moore Jellema (Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland), Dr Bruce Patterson and Bill Stanley (Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago), Maria Rutzmoser and Terri McFadden (Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge), Dr Richard Thorington and Linda Gordon (National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC), Dr Paula Jenkins (British Museum (Natural History, London), Drs Chris Smeenk and René Dekker (Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Leiden), and Dr Françoise Jouffroy and Francis Renoult (Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris). Drs Kenneth Glander and Bill Hylander (Directors, Duke University Primate Center), Kathleen Smith (Duke University), and Martine Atramentowicz (Laboratoire d'Ecologie Générale, CNRS/Unité de Recherche 1183 - ECOTROP) gave access to animals, and Bill Hess, Diane Lewis, Tran Song, Alex Van Nievelt provided invaluable assistance with the animals. Caroline Edwards, Lindsay DeNicola, Laura Gruss, and Jandy Hanna helped with data collection in the laboratory. Finally, we would like to thank Matt Cartmill for countless animated discussions on various aspects of primate origins and life in general. This research was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (SBR-9318750 and BCS-9904401) and Duke University.

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