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Unformatted text preview: Africa and South East Asia Live in trees Sexual dimorphic plus females usually have over physical traits (during estrous) Aggressive and territorial Omnivores (meat, vegetables) Some have tails and some don’t (not prehensile) Examples: baboons, mandrill o Homonoidea (Apes)- oldest: 25-23 mya Examples: gorilla, chimpanzee, orangutanges, bonobo, gibbons, homo sapiens All apes tailless More intelligent than old world monkeys as a group Long forearms Only found in Africa and South East Asia o What caused the speciation event? Chang in habitat, food resource India crashed into SE Asia From quadrapedalism 4 feet, to bipedalism 2 feet Suite changes to our ancestors body, change in pelvic orientation • Change in position of the head of femur • Change in spinal cord position (throat straightens out) • Fleshy buttox for sitting and counterbalance...
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This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course ECOLOGY 704 at Rutgers.
- Spring '11