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Chapter 3

ANTH 1210 Chapter 3: Topic 30

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University of Manitoba
ANTH 1210
Haskel J.Greenfield

c78 Nostrils flare outwards One superfamily Ceboidea 2 families Cebidae and Callitrichidae amily Cebidae howlers, spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, capuchins, owl monkeys, wooly monkeys = MOST COMMON FORM prehensile tail grasping tail (5 th hand) only squirrel monkey dont have prehensile tail (has as infant) useful for hanging get at upper story of forest canopy less rigid social organization than old world monkeys diet omnivores (birds, leaves, fruits, insects) variation between species Family Callitrichidae marmosets and tamarins 5 genera and 26 species among smallest primates headbody small as 130 mm tails 150 mm weight 100 g digits nails on big digit, claws on other digits, thumb is not opposable grow to adult size by 1 year, twins are common arboreal, diurnal, live in family groups diet insectivorous also eat small birdslizards, fruits, seeds Catarrhini old world monkeys, apes, humans nose closely spaced, narrow septum, downward flaring nostrils 2 superfamilies cercopithecoidae old world monkeys o hominoidae apes and humans Cercopithecoidae
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