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primate-human-evo - Scandentia adaptive radiation in a new...

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Primate and Human Evolution Primates ~376 species in the world Many, if not most, endangered Range from tiny to > 400 lbs. Classification ( need to know) Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Cordata (with dorsal hollow nerve cord = notocord) Subphylum: Vertebrata (with backbone of vertebrae) Order: Primates ~65-70 mya from tree shrew-like insectivorous mammalian ancestor (order
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Unformatted text preview: Scandentia ) adaptive radiation in a new adaptive zone: the trees ( arboreal existence ) Advantages of arboreal existence lots of food you can access that others can’t protection from landlocked predators Characters linked to arboreal existence Movement of eyes to front of the head: stereoscopic vision (visual field of both eyes...
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