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AN1_Quiz5_Answers - ANTHROPOLOGY 1 - Quiz 5 - Acceptable...

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ANTHROPOLOGY 1 — Quiz 5 — Acceptable answers 1. The term Platyrrhine which designates the New World monkeys and the term Catarrhine which designates the Old World monkeys and apes, identify them with respect to nasal characteristics. Describe this difference. Platyrrhine: side-facing nostrils Catarrhine: downward-facing nostrils 2. Body size and diet are related in primates. What dietary specializations are only associated with small body size? Why? Gum (sap) eating and insectivory. Small individual units of food. 3. Monkeys that eat mostly leaves often have specialized stomachs and intestines. Typically this involves complex stomachs or complex large intestines, in comparison to primates that mostly eat fruit. What do these specializations provide (i.e. what is special about leaf-eating that is not a problem for fruit eaters)? Allows for micro-organisms in the digestive tract to break down some of the cellulose fiber (into simpler sugars) which cannot otherwise be digested. 4.
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course ANTHRO 1 taught by Professor Wilkie during the Spring '08 term at Berkeley.

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