ANT100Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Dominatrix, Birmingham City Centre, Social Order
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Ant100 - lecture 4 - primate ecology and behaviour. Primates differ from most mammals by having. Cathemeral: active any time of day or night. Most primates eat a variety of fruits, insects, flowers, and leaves. A few species specialize by eating mostly or only leaves, which take special gut adaptations to digest, or insects. Generally, larger-bodied species can eat more leaves whereas smaller-bodied species can eat more insects. Unfused mandibular (jawbone) and frontal symphases (forehead bone) Tapetum lucidum (reflective eyes due to extra layer of cells in eyes) One infraorder; two superfamilies: lemuroidea and lorisoidea. Arboreal quadrupeds and leapers; some are partially terrestrial. Found throughout sub-saharan africa and southeast asia. Relatively large eyes, with fused lower leg bones. Body mass: 1 kg - 175 kg. Variety of diets, social organizations and adaptations. Use of forelimb almost entirely for manipulation, carrying and throwing; rarely used for locomotion. Reduction of the teeth, jaws and chewing muscles.