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Primate Behavior and Ecology

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANT100Y1
Professor
Christopher Watts
Semester
Fall

Description
Primate Behavior and Ecology Primate Characteristics Mammals, not pets; differ from most mammals by having grasping hands and feet, collarbone (Clavicle), radius and ulna, forward facing eyes and stereoscopic vision (depth perception) Dangerous, belong in the wild; diseases disastrous; visually oriented Activity patterns: nocturnal (active at night), diurnal (active during day), crespuscular (active at dusk and dawn), cathemeral (active any time of day or night) Diets: frugivore (fruit), folivore (leaves), insectivore (diet of insects), graminivore (diet of small seeds and grasses), faunivore (invertebrates and vertebrates), gummivore (tree exudates), graminivore (small seeds and grasses), seed predatorschelerocarpivory (hard seeds), omnivore (varied diet) Primate Taxonomy Order -> suborder -> infraorder Strepsirhine characteristics: dental tooth comb, moist rhinarium, unfused manibular and frontal sympases, taetum hicidum, postorbital bar o Two superfamilies: Lemuroidea: Madagascar and Comoro islands, Arboreal quadrupeds and leapers, some partially terrestrial, many small-bodies species are nocturnal, females dominance, varied
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