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Week7_Outline_1 - Week 7 Discussion Primate Distribution Primate Suborders old/traditional classificiation new/modern classification I PROSIMIANS

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Week 7 Discussion Primate Distribution: Primate Suborders: old/traditional classificiation
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new/modern classification I. PROSIMIANS: Most primitive primates Primitive characteristics: o Reliance on olfaction Elongated snout Larger olfactory bulbs Rhinarium (wet nose) o Less stereoscopic vision o Lack bony cup o Brain size generally smaller relative to body size o Claws instead of nails on some digits o May are nocturnal, thus lack color vision o Tend to be solitary a) Lemurs: Indri, Aye-aye, Sifaka Restricted to the island of Madagascar Primate Characteristics: tooth comb, toilet claw on second toe, scent glands Nocturnal, diurnal and cathemeral (periodic) Female dominance in most species
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Pygmy Mouse Lemur: Sifaka: Aye-Aye Cranium Canines are continuously growing b) Lorises: found in the tropical forest and woodlands of India, Sri Lanka, southeast Asia, and Africa Primate characteristics: nails, eyes close together, short snout All Lorises are nocturnal o In competition with monkeys Solitary or small groups
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2009 for the course ANTHRO 304 taught by Professor Gray during the Spring '09 term at Kansas.

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Week7_Outline_1 - Week 7 Discussion Primate Distribution Primate Suborders old/traditional classificiation new/modern classification I PROSIMIANS

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