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Lecture 2

Lecture 2 cont. week 1 BLUE FONT

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Joyce Parga

Jan.13.2011 Lecture 1 BLUE FONT FILL INS! SLIDE LORISES: Toxin in saliva; functional when capturing prey, also functioning when being the prey itself SLIDE GALAGOS: Urine-wash (scent-marking) for territorial purposes; chemical communication SLIDE TARSIERS: Faunivore; not only eats insects, but can also eat small birds, lizards, can capture small vertebrates. Only carnivorous primate, no plant matter No tapetum lucidum; general characteristic because they lack that protective layer, hence why eyes are so big VCL locomotion, called a tarsier because of their elongated tarsal bones Locomotion: vertical clinging and leaping PRIMATES AND SUBORDER SLIDE: KNOW BOTH CLASSIFICATIONS! PROSIMIANS VS. ANTHROPOID, AND STREPSIRHINES VS. HAPLORHINES Tarsier; even though they are categorized under prosimians, tarsiers have mixing of maternal and fetal blood. Should be categorized as anthropoids 2 Suborders: Strepsirhines Haplorhines Tarsiers Tarsiers do not have a rhinarium (moist nose) *Haplorhines do NOT have rhinarium, but Strepsirhines DO SLIDE ANTHROPOID CHARACTERISTICS: We have a very poor sense of smell vs. prosimians Increased parental care; would never park infants! SLIDE ANTHROPOID CHARACTERISTICS 2: Increased gestation (pregnancy) lengths, longer time to reach sexual maturity
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