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1 The primates Questions 1. Why study primates? 2. What is a primate? 3. Who are the primates? 4. How do primates make a living? 5. How are primates similar to humans? Why study primates? Primates provide the standard to assess human uniqueness Primates inform us about the changes that must have taken place during the course of our own evolution. Male chimpanzee brain & testes
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2 Chimpanzees knuckle walk Primates inform us about the changes that must have taken place during the course of our own evolution. What is a primate? Nails instead of claws Increased reliance on vision
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3 Primates depend on vision more than other mammals Reduced dependence on olfaction Generalized dentition Other animals possess specialized dentition Extensive female parental investment in single offspring Large brains
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4 Who are the primates? Primate geographic distribution ! 300 species, mostly tropical A primate classification 1. Prosimians 2. Anthropoids A. New World monkeys B. Old World monkeys C. Apes D. Humans A primate classification 1. Prosimians 2. Anthropoids A. New World monkeys B. Old World monkeys C. Apes Geographic distribution of prosimians Prosimians Slow loris
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