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Chapter 6 The Primates Part 1

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Chapter 6: The Primates Part 1 Primatology - The study of nonhuman primates -- fossils and living, apes, monkeys, and prosimians - including their behavior and social life. Hominid - Member of the biological family Homindae (the "great apes"), including the extinct and extant humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, and organgutans. Homologies and Analogies Taxonomy - Zoological classification system used to group organisms. Homologies - Similarities used to assign organisms to the same taxon (category), based on common ancestry. Human hand and dog paw Analogies - Similarities between organisms that are not based on common
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Unformatted text preview: ancestry - produced by convergent evolution. fish fin and porpiose fin bat wing and bird wing Primate Tendencies • Anthropoids - Includes monkeys, apes, and humans • Primate Trends Grasping - Opposable thumbs, bipedal Smell to Sight - Stereoscopic vision Nose to Hand - tactile organs Brain Complexity - Ratio of brain to body size Parental Investment - Single offspring, long period of infant dependency, learned behavior Sociality - Slelective value on support by a social group...
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