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The Living Primates For the following primates, indicate the lowest taxonomic level you possibly can. Strepsirrhine vs haplorrhine If Strepsirrhine is it an aye-aye? If haplorrhine is it a: Tarsier New World Monkey (platyrrhine) Old World Monkey, ape, or human (catarrhine) If it is a catarrhine Is it an Old World Monkey? Is it an Ape? Is it a human? A. B. C. D. E. F.
Where are the primates? For the following Map, place the following primates where you find them. Lemures * New World Monkey * Old World Monkey Lorises * tarsiers *African apes Asian apes Opposable Thumb Try the following activity at home: With string or tape bind your thumb to your forefinger making it where you cannot use your thumb. Then try to pick things up to see what it is like for primates without an opposable thumb. Some items to try and pick up are change off a table, a large water bottle, a pencil, etc. 1) What things could you pick up? What things couldn’t you pick up? 2) Try picking up a pencil between your second and third digits.

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