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Review of Primate Adaptations
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Advantages to Group Living Sociability: one of the most important characteristics of primates Some interactions continue throughout the lifetime: mother-child Must learn each other’s roles and behaviors, must learn social self-control Work for survival of unit.
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Why be social? Observational learning: all must learn by seeing and hearing, and not repeating previous mistakes Hanging out and being social gives primates a better chance to mate. Larger groups help in resistance to illness More efficient in finding food
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Field Studies and Behavioral Modeling Field Study: observing animals in natural habitat Semi-free Range studies: some way affected by humans, but living “normal” lives Lab study: controlled study of captive primates
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Field work led to new ways of studying primates by examining inclusive fitness, all of the reproductive success of an animal and its relatives, in proportion to their percentage of shared genes. Sociobiology: evolutionary study of social behavior emphasizing relative success of individuals, including inclusive fitness within a
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