23 - Anthro lecture 10/23 2008-10-23 Characteristics of...

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Anthro lecture 10/23 15:57 Characteristics of primates 1. Limbs and locomotion o flexibility  o grasping o vertical clinger and leaper (eg, indri) o terrestrial quadruped (eg, baboon) o arboreal quadruped (eg, bearded saki) o grasping hands and feet  o opposable thumbs 2. Generalized diet and teeth o dental formula human 2.1.2.3/2.1.2.3 new world monkey 2.1.3.3./2.1.3.3 3. Vision and brain o forward facing eyes braincase and eye socket increase in brain size and complexity (neocortex) color vision (diurnal primates) reduced olfaction 4. Maturation, learning, behavior **go to graph in text about primates (part of assigned reading) humans name is homosapiens what family and super family we are in primate order cercopithecoidea=old world monkeys
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baboons macaques colobus monkeys langurs asian hominoids gibbons orangutans African hominoids
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2009 for the course ANTHRO 16254 taught by Professor Bunn,henryt.;hutchinson,sharont.;strier,karent. during the Fall '08 term at Wisconsin.

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