Study Guide - - - - - Marsupial- a mammal having no...

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- Marsupial - a mammal having no placenta and bearing immature young that are developed in a pouch on the mother’s abdomen - Placenta - a vascular organ that develops inside the uterus of most pregnant mammals to supply food and oxygen to the fetus through the umbilical cord - Homeothermic - an organism whose stable body temperature is generally independent of the temperature of its surrounding environment - Miocene - 23-5 mya, first appearance of apes, cooler and dryer temperatures, harder Y-5 molar patterns for chewing harder plant food, probably the ancestor of the modern orangutan - Omomyids - like primates, short face, narrow gap between big eyes, large brain, N. Amer., Europe, Asia, necrolemur - Sivapithecus - - Proconsul - - Arboreal - tree living, adapted to life in the trees - Fossil - the remains of an animal or plant preserved from an earlier era inside a rock or other geological deposit, often as an impression or in a petrified state - Prosimian - nocturnal lower primate with large eyes and ears, i.e. lemur - Platyrrhine - comma shaped nostrils, curved nails, dentition, strictly arboreal - Cebidae - prehensile tails, i.e. saki monkey, night owl monkey, capuchins
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