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Unformatted text preview: d. ○ no visual communication ● Diurnal a. ○ good visual d. ○ bad smelling Primate Distinct from others → Anatomical & Behavioral ● Structure of teeth ○ reFects diet: omnivorous ○ dental formula e.g. Gibbon & Human 18.104.22.168./22.214.171.124. ● Hands & ±eet ○ grasping: divergent thumb & big toe, ²ngerprints ○ nails, not claws ○ good at manipulation ○ locomotion (move between trees, swing) ● Brian size ○ smart ● Eyes & Nose ○ reduced olfactory ability ○ increased visual ○ binocular/stereoscopic vision: good depth perception ○ postorbital bar (bone) ○ convergent orbits ○ color vision ■ trichromatic: monkeys, apes, humans ■ dichromatic: other primates ● Group living ○ complex social relationship ● Long period of juvenile dependency ● ±acial expression ○ muscles (di³erentiated)...
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- Spring '08
- Physical Anthropology, nonhuman primates, complex social relationship, study primates, help understand fossils, Woodland e.g. baboons