Anthro7 - 7. no tapetum lucidum 8. little movement of eyes-...

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Suborder Prosimians The “lesser” primates Characteristics of Prosimians Similar structure to early mammals Increased olfaction and they mark territory 1. Long Muzzle- Enhances nasal cavity 2. Rhinarium – moist, hairless nose that enhances sense of smell Primitive dental formula 1. 2133 2. Dental Comb Prosimians 1. Postorbital bar 2. toilet (grooming) claw on 2 nd digit of foot 3. whole-hand prehension (means no opposable thumb) Living Prosimians Lorisiforms 1. Galagos, Lorises and pottos Tarsiiformes 1. tarsiers Lemuriformes 1. Lemurs Lorisiformes: Galagos, Lorises and Ptoos 1. India, Asia and Africa 2. Pottos:Only in Africa 3. Herbivores and Insectivores 4. Nocturnal 5. Slow moving quadruped Galagos 1. Aka Bush Babies 2. Africa 3. Nocturnal 4. Quadrupedal climbing 5. Diet mainly fruits (frugivorous) Tarsier 1. SE asia Islands 2. Very specialized, rat sized 3. Difficult to classify 4. VCL-Lower Limb adaption 5. Noctural 6. Large eyes
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Unformatted text preview: 7. no tapetum lucidum 8. little movement of eyes- must move whole head (180 degrees) 9. Lack rhinarium 10. Can fold ears 11. No dental comb 12. Have grooming claws on digits 2 and 3 13. Only exclusivley Carnivorous primate (insects mostly, may include small vertebrates) 14. Scan and pounce! 15. Park their babies Lemurs (Lemuriformes) 1. Madagascar 2. Herbivores and insectivores 3. Complex behaviors 4. Mostly diurnal 5. Mostly arboreal 6. VCL(Vertical clinger and leaper) and Quadrupeds Ringtail Lemurs Live in groups Spend the most time on the ground Indri Largest body size(16kg-- 4ft tall) Pair-bonded groups monogamous Aye Aye Large ears Continuously growing Incisors upper 1-0-1-3 lower 1-0-0-3 Elongated digits of the hand (middle finger esp.) Nocturnal and solitary Omnivorous...
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