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Lecture_25 Monkey - GEL 107 Lecture #25: Primates December...

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GEL 107 Lecture #25: Primates December 01, 2008 1) What are the closest relatives of primates? a) rodents + Rabbits + tree shrew b) Tree shrew i) Has a bone next to the eye, like us (1) This bone is lacking in dogs and cats c) Rodentia: most successful mammal group d) Lagomorpha (rabbits): 2) What are the earliest primates and how early were they? a) Oldest plesiadapiform b) Body looks a lot like the squirrel (makes sense, since rodents are one of the closest relatives to primates) c) Time: ??? 3) What are the major groups of primates? a) [IMAGE: tree] b) Monkeys = antrhopoids c) Apes = hominoids d) Lemurs i) Had many different forms; huge diversity ii) Diversity came recently. (1) Came to madascar recently and got huge diversity e) Tarsiers f) Adapis vs lemur i) Adapis had slightly smaller brain g) Monkey (1) Euosimias oldest monkey fossil. Very small (2) Developed sheet of bone behind eye ii) New world monkey (1) Came from Africa to South America (2) Prehensile tile (3) Pygmy Marmosets
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2010 for the course GEL GEL 107 taught by Professor Jishin during the Winter '09 term at UC Davis.

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