THE PRIMATES

THE PRIMATES - THEPRIMATES 21:17

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THE PRIMATES 21:17 Why biological anthropologists are interested in nonhuman primates 1. Studying nonhuman primates offers us a window onto our own evolutionary  past 2. When we study nonhuman primates, we are studying not for the animals  but also the evolutionary process itself 3. They are intrinsically fascinating animals, human activity is destroying their  habitat Three different groups of mammals Metatheria  or marsupials o Reproduce without use of placenta o Offspring born in embryonic state o Include kangaroos, koalas, opossums Prototheria  or monotremes o Small unusual taxonomic group only includes platypus and echidna o Reproduce by egg laying but nurse young with milk in manner of other  animals Eutheria  or placental mammals o Includes primates o Reproduce by means of internal fertilization followed by implantation of the  fertilized zygote on the wall of the uterus
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course ANTH-B 200 taught by Professor Wiley during the Spring '10 term at Indiana.

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