1309 Mammal Orders2 - Marsupial mammals Eutherian mammals...

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LE 34-36l Lemurs, monkeys, chimpanzees, gorillas, humans Golden lion tamarin ORDERS AND EXAMPLES MAIN CHARACTERISTICS Opposable thumbs; forward-facing eyes; well-developed cerebral cortex; omnivorous Primates
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Gibbons, such as this Muller’s gibbon, are found only in southeastern Asia. Their very long arms and fingers are adaptations for brachiation. Orangutans are shy, solitary apes that live in the rain forests of Sumatra and Borneo. They spend most of their time in trees; note the foot adapted for grasping and the opposable thumb. Gorillas are the largest apes: some males are almost 2 m tall and weigh about 200 kg. Found only in Africa, these herbivores usually live in groups of up to about 20 individuals. Chimpanzees live in tropical Africa. They feed and sleep in trees but also spend a great deal of time on the ground. Chimpanzees are intelligent, communicative, and social. Bonobos are
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This note was uploaded on 10/01/2011 for the course BIOL 1407 taught by Professor Lisagloyna during the Spring '09 term at Austin Community College.

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