Primate Behavior and Anatomy

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Primate Behavior and Anatomy 17:32 Primatology- study of non-human primates 190 Primate Species  Taxonomic Classification Kingdom…. (PG. 71) Order: Primates Mammals Primates: Grasping Hands and Feet Opposable Thumb Nails instead of claws Increased reliance on vision o Stereoscopic o Oriented to front o Greater depth perception o Binocular Complex brain High parental investment o Single offspring (most of the time) o Receive more attention  o More learning activities Very Social o Live with others o Large social groups o Multi-male/female groups or families 2 Major Groups:
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Prosimians (lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers) o Diet: insectivores and Frugivores o Activity: many nocturnal – tapetum o Locomotion- many vertical clinging and leaping animals o Examples:  Lemur  Madagascar Loris Galagos Tarsier Anthropoids (monkeys, apes and humans) – more advanced
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course ANTH 1102 taught by Professor Gonzalez during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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