03 primate diversity

03 primate diversity - Primate Characteristics: Shared...

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Primate Characteristics: Shared  long, flexible backbone   (‘pentadactyly’)  short, flexible neck  many have tails Common arboreal condition  (primitive body plan):
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Primate Characteristics: Distinguishing retention of pentadactyly,  ( grasping ),  sense of touch ),  brachiation forward facing eyes  in bony sockets w/ orbital convergence (=>  stereoscopic 3D  vision for judging distance ) elaboration of visual apparatus, color vision   ( daytime activity )   clavicles  linking arms to chest ( hanging )   generalized dental pattern  ( lack specialization in diet )
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Primate Characteristics: Distinguishing reduction of snout less scent reliance skull expansion
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2009 for the course BAA 171 taught by Professor Drea during the Fall '07 term at Duke.

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