Primate Taxonomy

Primate Taxonomy - Primate Taxonomy Thursday, April 29,...

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The reasoning for this is the classification of Tarsiers who shared morphological traits of both, so there are two alternate classification systems Strepsirhines = Lemurs and Lorises Haplorhines = Tarsiers, Platyrrhines and Catarrhines Prosimians = Lemurs, Lorises and Tarsiers Anthropoids = Platyrrhines and Catarrhines I will use Streps and Haplors because most people use these terms Primates are broken down into groups either: Strepsirhines and Haplorhines or Prosimians and Anthropoids Tapetum lucidum, big eyes, smaller brain, at least 2 pairs of nipples, bicornate uterus, grooming claws, big ears, may have sexual dichromatic and female dominance Strepsirhines No post-orbital closure, lacrimal bone outside of orbit, unfused frontal and tooth comb Strepsirhines are considered to be the more primitive of groups Endemic to Madagascar Body size: small to medium Metabolism: hypometabolic Activity: diurnal, nocturnal or cathemeral Diet: Many Frugivorous or Folivorous Reproduction: single annual birth season, highly synchronized
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