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227 STUDYGD3 spr08 - Anthropology 227 Study Guide Exam 3...

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Anthropology 227 Study Guide - Exam 3 Spring 2008 ______________________________________________________________________ ________ Primates Primate characteristics know several features two theories of their origin General geographical distribution Subgroups within order primates - be able to distinguish between these groups based on their characteristics: Prosimians vs. Anthropoids (what are two derived features of prosimians, that are not just primitive mammalian features??) platyrrhines (new world monkeys) vs. Catarrhines (ow monkeys, apes, humans) What is special/important about the tarsier? Reasons for studying primates Sexual dimorphism sexual dichromatism Be able to recognize the main groups of primates based on their anatomical features Why be social – advantages & disadvantages, presumed important selective pressure Prehensile tail – who has it? Questions from: “Return to Gombe” Geological Time, Study of Fossils, Early Primates Modes of preservation of life of the past, aspects to study, information to be obtained...
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