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Department
Biology (Sci)
Course
BIOL 111
Professor
Suzanne Gray
Semester
Fall

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Mammals II: Primates Primates:  Arboreal ancestor  Number of spePrimates0 – 270  Grasping limb48% of primate opposable thuspecies are in danger of extinction within the  Forward-facinnext decadeth perception)  Big Cerebrum  Highly social (reduced brood size and extended parentalns care) – Anthtropodsd  48% of primate species are in danger or extinction within the next decade  Divided into two groups: Prosimians and Antrhopoids Promsimians:  Mostly arboreal and nocturnal  Once found on all continents, but now just Madagascar and South East Asia  Lemurs in Madagascar have radiated, not all found in trees and some are diurnal  Many species are threatened or endangered Anthropoids:  Among smallest o
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