ANTH 1001 3-25 and 3-27

ANTH 1001 3-25 and 3-27 - i. suborder P rosimli (least...

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i. suborder Prosimli (least related to this group) ii. Tarsier 1. environment – Southeast Asia 2. diet – insectivory 3. locomotion – (vertical clinging and leaping) 4. morphology a. very large eyes (and associated very large orbital cavities of the skull) b. legs stronger than arms c. dry, hairy area about the nose i. this trail is similar to that of all anthropoids, and differs from that of lemurs and lorises d. tail – nonprehensile e. behavior i. nocturnal (i.e., active at night) 1. large eyes (and orbital cavities) are associated with nocturnality ii. mating system – noyan or monogamy iii. Lemurs and Lorises 1. environment a. lemurs – Madagascar (the only primates on Madagascar are lemurs) b. lorises – mainland Africa: Southeast Asia 2. diet – insectivory 3. locomotion a. (vertical clinging and) leaping b. Slow, cautious climbing 4. morphology a. large eyes (and large orbital cavities of the skull) b. legs longer than arms (particularly for the animals that leap)
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c. moist nose and hairless area about the nose (lemurs and lorises have a better sense of
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2009 for the course ANTH 1001 taught by Professor Tague during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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ANTH 1001 3-25 and 3-27 - i. suborder P rosimli (least...

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