Primate Diet, Activity, Ranging and Sociality

Primate Diet, Activity, Ranging and Sociality - Primate...

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Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, etc., need protein and carbs Chimpanzees, spider monkey Supplements with protein from insects or leaves depending on body size Broad incisors, low-rounded molar cusps for crushing, long small intestine (maximize absorption) Frugivore - Eats mainly fruit Leaves are readily available but hardest to digest Langurs, Colobus monkeys Need fruit for carbs Small incisors, Well-developed molar shearing crests, large caecum and enlarged large intestine and complex stomach Folivore - Eats mainly leaves and plant parts Tarsiers Need fruits for carbs Sharp cusps for breaking down, Simple gut Insectivore - Eats mainly insects Marmosets Large caecum Gumnivore - Eats mainly gums flowing from tree bark What types of food do primates eat? Rule for determining protein consumption, primates < 500 g eat insects for protein, primates > 500 g eat leaves for protein All ranges of body size usually supplement their diet with fruit
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2010 for the course ANP 120 taught by Professor Koenig during the Spring '07 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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