10-7 - Anthropology 1001 October 7, 2009 Tarsiers-OWM Blend...

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Anthropology 1001 October 7, 2009 Tarsiers-OWM Blend of characteristics (Prosimians and anthropoid) Islands of Southeast Asia Very Tiny Pigmy Tarsiers- thought to be extinct but they recently found some (2-5oz.) Lizards, Birds, Bats Leapers Comparisons (example) Prosimians Monkeys/Apes Small bodies Larger Bodied Longer snout Shorter Snout Dental Comb No Dental Comb Grooming Claw No Grooming Claw Post-Orbital Bar Only Completely enclosed eye orbit Shorter Gestation/MaturationLonger Gestation/Maturation New World monkeys “Platyrrhines” 1. They are found in South America and Central America and southern tip of Mexico Diverse Group 2. They tend to be small bodied 3 oz – 25 lbs Larger than Prosimians but smaller than OWM and Apes 3. Dental Formula: 2.1.3.3. 2.1.3.3. 4. Nasal Region- Rounded nostrils that face laterally; wider septum 5. Tails- Have tails Some have prehensile tails 6. Arboreal Quadrupeds (Will occasionally branchiate and climb, jump, etc) Diet: Insects, Fruits, Leaves, and Nuts
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course ANTHRO 1001 taught by Professor Tauge during the Fall '07 term at LSU.

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