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Unformatted text preview: What monkeys are not quite apes? New World monkey more basal; suddenly appear in So. America around the same time as rodents; have a longer skull and tail like a fifth leg; pygmy marmoset Old World monkey remained in Africa; baboons, colobuses, macaques What apes are not quite hominids? Apes initially designed for tree dwelling; appear in Oligocene, around time New World monkey crossed ocean to So. America; closest living thing to proconsul are gibbons, the only lesser ape we have today. Orangutans most basal of great apes How did primates disperse and when? Eocene dispersion bigger; reached northward (Primates are typically warm-climate animals, life depends on tree species so distribution is limited)...
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course GEL 3 taught by Professor Motani,r during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.
- Spring '08