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Unformatted text preview: ANTH 1001 March 3, 2010 Prosimians: Lemurs Only found on island of Madagascar Very diverse of primates Typically very small Mouse lemur Sifaka- about 2 ft. 1. Location- Madagascar 2. Prosimians 3. Mouse lemur and sifaka are examples Lorises Only in southern Asia Nocturnal 1. Bush Baby, Slow Loris 2. Distinct vocalizations 3. Prosimians Tarsiers South Pacific Very tiny Blend of Characteristics Nocturnal Can jump; are leapers 1. Taxonomy in Transitions 2. Show a mix of Prosimian and anthropoid characteristics Comparisons [compare others to study]monkeys to apes; nwm to owm : Prosimians Small bodied Longer snout Dental comb Grooming claw Post-orbital bar only Shorter gestation/ maturation lengths Monkeys/ Apes Larger bodied Shorter snouts No dental comb No grooming claw Completely enclosed eye orbit Longer gestation/ maturation New World Monkeys (NWM): Platyrrhines generic term to describe NWM...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course ANTH 1001 taught by Professor Tague during the Fall '07 term at LSU.
- Fall '07