Your Place in the Primate Family Tree

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PBS Eons : Hi everyone in the comment section! Just to echo what Kallie said at the beginning of the episode: our first-ever sticker is available now. Designed by the brilliant paleoartist Franz Anthony! Check it out:

Facts in Motion : I hate family reunions.

Cities & Skyscrapers : Proud to be a primate.

Kaustubh Verma : The last time I was this early to a PBS Eons video, it was a RNA world...

sam rizzardi : A really good sequel to this would be "Your chicken's place in the dinosaur family tree"

chegeny : It's great to see the whole family together again.

James : Can you do one that shows how we evolved over time to be adapted to eat meat (red or otherwise)?

Steve2323ZX : My place on the primate family tree doesn't matter cause primates don't stay on one branch for long.

Austin Rearick : Considering its controversial status in taxonomic limbo, it's sort of darkly ironic that it's named "Purgatorius."

Mr D : Such a huge family, but never a birthday card... what gives?!

J Cortese : I will never understand why religious nuts are bothered by this. It's SO COOL that we're just part of a big interwoven tapestry of living things. This is way more interesting and awe-inspiring.

chekeichan : It's hard to fit all of these names on my business card.

Iain Hansen : We are are all technically fish I’m not joking look it up

Mr Tumshie : “Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.” ― Douglas Adams I think this is something we should change. An all primate dinner party might be great fun. Or alternatively it might be a disaster that would make a great YouTube video.

Garbaz : What did the chimp say to the bonobo? "No homo."

Nolan Westrich : How about an episode on the other human species? I'm disappointed that this episode didn't cover neanderthals, denisovans, hobbits, eldar, etc.

Turmunhk Ganba : Could you please cover the evolution of blood?

beefteki : I knew it! Planet of the apes is a documentary!

Lethallizard 9 : Im interested in the evolutionary history of angiosperms, the flowering plant. How did plants start reproducing like that?

Gravijta : "There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved." - Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species One of my favorite quotes

The Real Flenuan : "They're basically built-in seat cushions" But this misses the most important part. The reason they're so big, hairless and red is so that they can act as sexual signals. That is why they brighten during mating season and don't attain their appearance until after puberty. The same is true of female human breasts, which are much larger than they need to be just to provide ample milk.

Schooley Spence : It would be fantastic if you guys could cover the evolution of blood!! Great work

Renzo C. Diaz : This is cool. Having a common ancestor with other animals makes me feel more connected to them. We aren't that different yet unique in our way.

O Deum meum! : 0:45 Add an acorn and two fangs and you got Scrat.

TheJeffreyJJones : Wow, that was a lot of information to take in but I'm really glad you guys made this video. It helps my understanding of this topic quite a bit to hear explained this way.

The incarnation of boredom : And yet "ape" is considered an insult...

H K : thank goodness someone explains this taxonomic system; this video is very useful! Can u do a video on interglacial periods

Symbioticism : How have lorises evolved to be so cute?? WHY?? THEY ARE SO WONDERFUL!

Rodoks42 : Evolution of insects pls

Fire Nation Files : I am highly evolved Scrat.

damir prado : Hey amazing video!! Could you make a video about gondwanian terrestrial crocodilomorphs? Why they got extinct and it relation with the gondwana breake up?!

John Watson : You can debate all you want about evolution, but if you don't like tacos, I don't even want to talk to you...

Healt Desimal : idk about you, but i consider myself a quite intelligent gibbon

Alienjests A : Why are you saying, ‘you’ and ‘your’ when talking about early human ancestors? (Instead of we’ and ‘our’) What isn’t sci show telling us about the origin of their presenters?

ChrisAntigen : PLEASE CONTINUE THIS!!! It would be amazing to see where we sit in relation to other mammals. I've done a lot of browsing through Wikipedia to see this but it would be awesome to see it in your videos.

R M : Because of you, I know a little more about me. Well reasoned. Thank you.

Cannon Ranger : There are some days I wish our ancestors never climbed down from the trees. I wonder, is it too late to climb back up? I love this channel.

Malcolm Andersen : an episode on cladistics perhaps?

Curtis Shaw : I'm kind of disappointed in this video. I know you don't have time to go into great detail and that many casual viewers would be turned off by a highly technical explanation, but it is an interesting and complex discussion. Some plesiadapiforms did have nails, such as _Carpolestes simpsoni_ which had a divergent big toe with a nail, and the pattern of cusps and crests on the molars of plesiadapiforms are similar to primates. Where do these traits come from? Are they shared from a common ancestor, or are they an example of convergent evolution? What is a primate? Studies indicate that plesiadapiforms are more closely related to primates than any other group. While derived species are certainly a different lineage than primates, one of the basal genera, _Purgatorius_ for example, could be the last common ancestor between primates and plesiadapiforms. If so, why is it grouped with the later and not the former? I'm hardly an expert on the subject, but I do find it fascinating. While you did mention the common traits of primates and mentioned that _Purgatorius_ may be the first primate, you failed to discuss any of the reasons why plesiadapiforms are grouped so closely with primates and why some do consider them to be part of the same group. It would be nice to hear the similarities between the groups, besides both being arboreal, as well as the differences.

mattkkr : Thank you so much for this channel!! It's my absolutely favorite, especially the videos about human evolution!

Pranav Limaye : "....and Steeeve!"

KhaanMan66 : More on Permian Reptiles.

Upcycle Electronics : Further back in time and more details please.

MASTO Prod : Excellent video ! Could you talk about the evolution of our elephants ?

Redline : Thanks for explaining Git branching for us, it is always nice to see people help new developers. Though maybe you should talk about Git merging as well.

Natthone Cole : Totally watched the video before I commented. (who am I kidding, any youtuber that sees a video that just came out will comment before watching) Anyway, I always click these videos. One of the most entertaining science channels out there.

Marin Cupples : Why are you using the Linnaean classification system instead of phylogenetic systematics? Seemed like you started going that direction at the beginning of the video

Wyatt Steel : What does the evolutional history of sharks look like?

Victoria Langerod : I LOVE THIS CHANNEL

Danny Chew : Oh thank goodness Youtube came back online and first video notification is from PBS Eons. XD XD