Lehman_lecture3 - Nov. 5th. Lecture III. Primate Behavior...

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Nov. 5 th . Lecture III. Primate Behavior & Ecology - How primates differ from other mammals - Basic taxonomic characters of living primates - Primate ecology and sociality - Main conservation issues for primates 1. Primate characteristics - Mammals. - Not pets or actors - Primates differ from other mammals by having : grasping hands and feet, collarbone ( ), radius and ulna & forward facing eyes and stereoscopic vision, visually oriented, reduced olfactory 2. Primate Activity Patterms - Nocturnal : active at night - Diurnal : active during day - Crepuscular : active at dawn & dusk - Cathemeral : active any time of day or night 3. Primate Diets - Frugivore : diet of fruit - Folivore : leaves - Insectivore : diet of insects - Faunivore : diet of invertebrates and vertebrates - Gummivore : tree exudates - Graminivore 4. Primate Taxonomy - Order ~ infraorder 5. Strepsirhine - Dental tooth comb - Moist rhinarium ( wet nose ) smell! - Unfused mandibular and frontal symphases - mandible = jaw , Frontal = forhead - Tapetum lucidum low light condition : flash Å b " . - Postorbitol bar x - Two superfamilies : Lemuroidea and Lorisoidea Lemuroidea : Madagascar, arboreal, quadrupeds and leapers - Very small, female dominance, varied diet - Indri : biggest - Endemic to Madagascar Lorisoidea
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