There is a circumstance that has beset the understanding of evolution over time that there is no general theory involving primate evolution. Most of the theories are just mere speculation. Over the years, primates like gorillas, chimpanzees, and baboons all happened to have their turn in evolution. It was previously presumed that the taxon of interest happened to have the exact similar physiology and ecology as the analog taxon (Rafferty, 2010).
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Primates happen to have successfully evolved because of their intelligent nature. The species characterizing the different evolution periods were opportunistic in acquiring food. The majority were extraordinarily adaptable in diet. The primate’s adaptability had great advantages the evolutionarily selective values. The majority of the species are omnivorous with vegetable foods constituting the bulk of their calories since they are easily obtainable.
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