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Unformatted text preview: 22/02/2008 09:06:00 Primates Primatology o Study of nonhuman primates Fossil and living Incl. behaviour and social life o Two important kinds Terrestrial monkeys and apes Most closely related apes (chimps and gorillas) Primate tendencies Primates varied o Adapted to diverse ecological niches Primates share primitive arboreal traits (homologies) o Grasping o Stereoscopic sight o Tactile senses o Brain/body size ratio o Parental investment o Sociability Primate suborders Primate order has two suborders o Prosimians Lemurs and Lorises Primarily in Madagascar Pottos, Galagos Tarsier? Largely nocturnal o Anthropoids Monkeys and apes Stereoscopic vision Depth See in color Fingers are main touch organs Brain/body ratio increased Diurnal Anthropoid infraorders Anthropoid suborder has two infraorders o Platyrrhines New world monkeys Flat-nosed Brachiates Under the branch swinging...
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