Prosimian table - because of small size s ol it ar y or li...

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Prosimians general traits: generally smaller brain & body size, vertical Species Range Diet/Dental 2:1:3:3/2:1: 3:3 Social Organi zation Social Behavior Locomotion Morphology Special Characteristics Grou p Lemuridae- Strepsirhines- wet noses sensitive to smelling— primitive condition Lemur, Sifakas, Indriis, Aye- Aye Madagascar Aye-Aye-1:0:1:3/1:0:0:3, eats insects - A y e- A y e: s ol it ar y - la rg e b o di e d- li v e in gr o u p s & Large bodied lemurs- female dominant S i f a k a - l e a p i n g a r b o r e a l Post-Orbital Bar Lemurs have a “toilet claw”/grooming claw on second toe & tooth/dental comb on lower jaw (made from four incisors and canines pushed together) Small bodied lemurs- nocturnal Large bodied lemurs-diurnal - small eyes but has yellow glowing eyes because of reflective membrane in eyes called tapetum Loridae- Strepsirhines- wet noses sensitive to smelling— primitive condition Lorises, Galago (Bushbaby) , Pottos Pottos/Galag os- Africa Lorises-SE Asia (Rainforest living Lorises eat insects
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Unformatted text preview: because of small size s ol it ar y or li v e in p ai rs L o r i s e s & p o t t o Post-Orbital bar Lorises have a “toilet claw”/grooming claw on second toe & tooth/dental comb on lower jaw (made from four incisors and canines pushed together) Nocturnal-small eyes but has yellow glowing eyes because of reflective membrane in eyes called tapetum-s l o w & c a u t i o u s a r b o r e a l q u a d r u p e d a l i s m G a l a g o s-l e a p i n g / e x p l o s i v e Tarsiodae- Haplorhines- dry nose, more visually orientated tarsier SE Asia 2:1:3:3/1:1:3:3 Eat only insects—small & pointy teeth! S ol it ar y/ p ai rs T a r s i e r s-l e a p i n g / e x p l o s i v e Post-Orbital Closure(but it isn’t full)--tarsal bone selection for longer bone to make them better jumpers (directional selection) Nocturnal, but doesn’t have tapetum (reflective membrane in eyes so eyes are especially large)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course ANTHRO 190 taught by Professor Dale during the Fall '08 term at Washington University in St. Louis.

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