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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 1120
Professor
G.Crowther
Semester
Winter

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Arboreal Hypothesis  Wood-Jones and Elliot-Smith  1920s  Living in trees most of the time (Arboreal)  Jump from tree to tree swiftly o Claws are unnecessary  Precisely grab insects Visual Predation Hypothesis  Cartmill  1970s  Squirrels are adaptive to arboreal setting too but their characteristics are different from primates  The characteristics are due to the fact that they are predators 1. Generalized body plan a. Specialized for specific adaptation b. Horses are designed to run fast in a straight line on flat terrain i. Away from predators c. Anteaters Wider Variety of Habitats  Arboreal o Tropical forest
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