Anatomy, Evolutionary History and Biogeography of Baboons

Des Moines, IA US
September 30, 2011

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Target Audience

Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students.


  1. Describe the evolutionary history of baboons.
  2. Assess the data for geographic range change in primates over time.



Kaila Folinsbee, PhD
Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Iowa State University

I am a palaeoanthropologist interested in the evolutionary history of the primates. My current research centers on the African papionin monkeys – the group that includes baboons  and mandrills. I am describing new fossils from Pleistocene aged (~2 million year old) deposits in the Sterkfontein Valley, South Africa in order to determine how many species of primate were present in the past, what they would have looked like and in what kind of environment they were living. I am also working on reconstructing papionin phylogeny, using both morphological and molecular characters from extinct and living monkeys to assess their evolutionary relationships. My research interests include primate evolution and functional anatomy, cercopithecoid monkeys, hominoid evolution, historical biogeography, phylogenetic systematics, palaeontology, and comparative anatomy.

Dr. Folinsbee indicated no relevant financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.

Continuing Education Credit

AOA:  Des Moines University and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for a maximum of 1.0 hour of AOA Category 2-A CME credits.
Other:  Attendees will receive 1.0 hour of continuing education contact hours.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/30/2011 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
09/30/2011 - 1:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
SEC #115
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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