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Unformatted text preview: Primates Similarities reflect a common phylogeny: o Homologies = common features from same ancestors (nails) o Analogies = common features evolved independently (wings) Primate traits: o Grasping hands and feet o Rotatable shoulders o Dependence on sight o Complex brain o Sense of touch o Parental investment o Sociality Taxonomy: o Linnaean: Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species o Cladistic: Superfamily Family Subfamily Tribe...
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- Spring '07