ANT333Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Greater Galago, Aye-Aye, Slow Loris

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Lower incisors has been selected to operate like a pick. Uterus has two wings instead of one large continuous structures: epitheliochorial type of placentation. Structure that interacts b/w mother and offspring. Galagos: mostly in madagascar, but just in terms of diversity. But they are found throughout africa, asia too: lorises and galagos not found in madagascar. Taxonomic inflation? (hyper charismatic will be overrepped in taxonomic). All are nocturnal, nest sleeping animals that forage as solitary indvls: five extant genera, microcebus mouse lemur, mirza coquerel"s dwarf lemur, cheirogaleus dwarf lemur, phaner fork marked lemur, allocebus hairy eared dwarf lemur. Family cheirogaleidae: genus microcebus, smallest living primate (23 60g, short, pointed snout and large membranous ears, limbs are short relative to the length of their trunk, w/ their forelimbs slightly shorter than their hindlimbs, hands are humanlike in propotion and tail is the length of their body, nocturnal, most active just after nightfall and before sunrise.

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