ANT100Y1 Lecture Notes - Tapetum Lucidum, Prehensile Tail, Lorisoidea

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Primates are mammals (warm-blooded, having hair and feeding milk to its young) Mammals are able to regulate body temperature. Forward facing eyes and stereoscopic vision. (we have depth perception. Allows us to judge the distance in a three dimensional state) Cathemeral : active any time of day or night. Arboreal quadrupeds and leapers; some are partially terrestrial. Relatively large eyes, with fused lower leg bones. Body mass: 1 kg 175 kg. Variety of diets, social organization and adaptation. Scaling: area (l x w) and valume (l x w x d) change at different rates. Animal doubles in size will be eight times heavier. Small animals have greater heat (energy) loss than larger animals. More about establishing and maintaining social bonds than hygiene. Male philopatry: females leave at sexual maturity. Zaire strain of ebola virus (zebov) in gabon and congo. Each human outbreak accompanied by reports of gorilla and chimpanzee carcasses in neighbouring forests.

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