Evolution of man, Biology


  1. Mammals evolved from primitive reptiles (therapsida) in Triassic period, about 210 million years ago.
  2. Mammals existed as inconspicuous group of small rat-like creatures for about 150 million years during Mesozoic era, diversification of mammals had taken place after the extinction of dinosaurs.
  3. Order primate including man, great apes, monkeys, loris, lemurs originated about 65 million years ago during Cretaceous period.
  4. The anthropoid apes (ancestors of monkeys, apes and man) originated about 36 million years ago from oligocene to Miocene epochs.
  5. The hominids (ancestors of apes and man) evolved about 24 million years ago. Evolution of hominids took placed in Asia and Africa.
  6. Sub-order Anthropoidea is also called Simians that includes new world monkeys old world monkey and man.
  7. Darwin (1871) put forwarded the theory of evolution of man form ape-like ancestors in his book Descent of man and selection in relation to sex.
  8. Carolus Linnaeus named as Homo sapiens as wise man and placed them with apes and monkeys.
  9. In 1863 T.H. Huxley first tried to explain origin of humans in his book "Man's place in Nature".
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