ANTHRO 7 midterm study guide

ANTHRO 7 midterm study guide - 1. Primates: -opposable big...

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1. Primates: -opposable big toe (except on humans) -flat nails on hands and feet on most, instead of claws -locomotion is hindlimb-dominated -unspecialized olfactory apparatus, reduced in diurnal primates -good visual sense, eyes are large and moved forward in the head, providing stereoscopic vision -females have small litters, gestation/juvenile periods are longer than in other mammals of similar size -brain is large -molars are relatively specialized 2. Prosimians: -most are nocturnal, have adaptations to living in darkness (big eyes, good sense of smell) Anthropoids: -have adaptations suited for a diurnal lifestyle, unspecialized olfactory apparatus 3. Lemurs -vertical clinging and leaping -located in Madagascar -underwent adaptive radiation -half diurnal, others nocturnal, others both -females dominate males -arboreal Lorises/Galagos -arboreal -nocturnal -slow-moving lorises, fast-moving galagos -eat fruit and gum Tarsiers -arboreal -nocturnal -vertical clinging and leaping -feed only on animal matter -many groups have more than one breeding female
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course ANTHRO 7 taught by Professor Manson during the Winter '98 term at UCLA.

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