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ANTH 1001 March 1, 2010 Maturation, Learning, and Behavior Diurnal- active during day time Some are nocturnal – most not Reproductive- K selected- few offspring at a time a high amount of parental care involved, typically have long life span, long gestation, long maturation period; few offspring. Vs. R-selected- multiple offspring at one time that are born relatively mature; very little parental investment involved; typically short life span Flexible, learned behavior- primates can adapt to a lot of different environments; learned- passive learning Social Behavior- very social animals; some primates termed solitary; interact large group; complex social hierarchy Arboreal Hypothesis Has to do with where evolved Hypothesis that suggests the suite of characteristics you have in primates is a result of adapting to life in trees Dental Characteristics Heterodont- all mammals have different types of teeth - Incisor- biting teeth in front - Canine- sharp pointy teeth; ripping and tearing
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