9-30 - Anthropology 1001 September 30, 2009 Primate...

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Anthropology 1001 September 30, 2009 Primate Characteristics Relative to Other Mammals Limbs and Locomotion Erect posture Hands and Feet (Many primates generally have opposable thumbs and big toes) -Prehensile- the ability to grasp -Primates have 5 digits on each hand and foot. -Primates have nails instead of claws -Sensory Nerves on digits Flexible limb structure- All Primates use a variety of different movements Primate Locomotion 1) Quadrupedalism (Knuckle walking, slow climbing) (www.arkive.org) Colobus Monkeys Intermembral Index: Compares the length of the forelimbs to the hind limbs If a primate has an II greater than 1 the forelimbs are longer than the hind limbs (Terrestrial). If a primate has an II less than 1 indicates that forelimbs are shorter than hind limbs. Found in smaller bodied species that live in trees. (Humans are an exception to this) 2) Leaping and Jumping Uacari Sifaka 3) Brachiation- Arm Swinging; Body is fully supported by upper limbs (Monkey Bars) Gibbons Semi-Brachiation- certain monkey’s have prehensile tails. 4) Bipedalism- walking on two limbs
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