ANT100Y1Y Outline for EVOL ANTH Lecture #3
How primates differ from other Primate ecology and sociality.
mammals. Main conservation issues for primates.
Basic taxonomic characters of living
Primatologists at UT
Michael Schillaci (UTSC): Anthropological primatology, bioarchaeology, public health.
Joyce Parga (UTSC): molecular genetics, sperm competition, female dominance.
Shawn Lehman (St. George): conservation biology, biogeography, evolutionary ecology.
Primate Activity Patterns
Dental tooth comb. Tapetum lucidum.
Moist rhinarium. Postorbitol bar.
Unfused mandibular and frontal Two superfamilies: Lemuroidea and
Lemurs & Lorises and Galagos
Dry nose. Fused mandibular and frontal symphases
Retinal fovea. (cf. Tarsiers).
Postorbitol closure. Three infraorders: Tarsiiformes,
Platyrrhini, and Catarrhini.
Tarsiiformes, Platyrrhines, & Catarrhines
Human beings: Homo sapiens
Scaling: Area (L x W) and volume (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.
Tropical rainforests, dry forests, deserts, Forest microhabitats
and savannas. Emergent layer
Primary vs. secondary forests. Canopy
Ecological Niche. Understory ANT100Y1Y Outline for EVOL ANTH Lecture #3
Primate Evolutionary Ecology