12termsprimcult - Anthropology 110 Devlin Term list 12...

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Anthropology 110 Devlin Term list 12 Primate culture Basic primate social unit -- mother and infant Alloparenting – a common behavior in many primate species whereby individuals other than the parents hold carry and in general interact with infants Social groups Unimale polygynous harem All male Polyandrous – a mating system wherein a female continuously associates with more than one male, with whom she mates—among nonhuman primates, this pattern is seen only in marmosets and tamarins Multimale/multifemale – large social group consisting of multiple males and females Monogamous – one male one female Solitary – lone primate Home range – the total area exploited by an animal or social goup; usually given for 1 year—or for the entire lifetime—of an animal Territory – the portions of an individual’s or group’s home range actively defended against intrusion, particularly by conspecifics Core area – the portion of a home range containing the highest concentration and most reliable supplies of food and water – the core area is frequently the area that will be defended Body size and food – the smaller the body, the more calories per unit of weight – this is because the proportion of body surface to mass is so small that they need more calories
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