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    Primates

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    Something About Primates PRIMATES share many characteristics with other animals‚ but they differentiate as a distinct group from other mammals with certain special features. On a CLASSIFICATION chart‚ a chart that organizes diversity into categories and indicates evolutionary relationships‚ primates are categorized under the Phylum CHORDATA‚ containing all VERTEBRATES (animals with segmented spinal columns)‚ and are also split into 2 suborders: HAPLORHINI‚ which includes lemurs and lorises and STREPSIRHINI

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    Lori Watkins Anthropology Primates Primates belong to the biological order “Primates” that include all species related to lemurs‚ monkeys‚ apes‚ and humans. Non-human primates are found all over the world‚ but are primarily centralized in Central and South America‚ Africa‚ and Southern Asia. Primates are divided into three main groups: prosimians‚ Old World and New World monkeys. Prosimians are the most ancestral extant primates and represent forms that were ancestral to monkeys‚ apes

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    Essay On Primates

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    The order of Primates is comprised of an estimated 230-270 species‚ however‚ new species are being discovered every year and some scientists classify them using sub-specie groups‚ which makes it difficult to count an exact number of primate species in existence today. Most primates are found in tropical or subtropical regions of the world‚ but have never existed in Australia or most of the islands of the Pacific. Most primates are arboreal‚ meaning that they live in trees. Humans and gorillas are

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    Primate Characteristics

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    Adam Lopez November 3‚ 2016 Anthropology 300 Professor Katrina Worley Essay 2: Primates Primates are usually described as mammals that have locomotion‚ large brains‚ generalized teeth and diet‚ and occasionally complicated social organizations. The primate order is comprised of two suborders; the Strepsirrhini and the Haplorrhine. There are distinguishable characteristics between these two groups of primates. Some of the characteristics that define the Strepsirrhini are their rhinarium or wet nose

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    Primate Observation

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    Rome S. Professor Kindoski Anthro 001 May 18th‚ 2014 Primate Observation Primates are some of the most interesting animals to watch and learn about whether it be in person at a zoo or seeing a film or documentary on wild ones in a natural environment. Part of this reason is due to the incredible amount of similarities found in between primates and humans. After observing two different primate species at a local zoo‚ I found out that by observing their behavior‚ we gain a small insight into

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    Humans and Primates

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    Humans and primates are similar in some ways‚ but they are different in others. As scientist remark‚ they belong to the same family called Hominidae. They also conclude that they have many similar characteristics because they went through a process that they called evolution. This is the process in which some primates evoluted into what is know a human being and preserved several similar characteristics. It is now known that the chimpanzee is the closest primate to humans since they have a similar

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    Nonhuman Primates

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    The Extraordinary Kinship and Differences Between Humans and Nonhuman Primates If you were to look at an ape right now‚ you would find an ongoing list of both similarities and differences they have with humans. Besides the obvious similarities and differences‚ apes and our nonhuman primates are just like us in so many extraordinary ways. However‚ there are various skills and abilities we possess that they don’t‚ and vice versa. Moreover‚ for the past fifty years anthropologists‚ scholars and researchers

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    Primate Eye

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    Human’s Unique Eyes In the article Unique Morphology of the Human Eye and Its Adaptive Meaning: Comparative Studies on External Morphology of the Primate Eye written by Hiromi Kobayashi and Shiro Kohshima‚ there is an extensive look at how the exterior anatomy of primate and human eyes differ‚ and why this would be significantly adaptive as a trait. The authors focused on the distinctive coloration in the human eye along with its visible unpigmented sclera. They also concentrated their study to analyzing

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    Primate Behavior

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    Primate Behavior The animal that most resembles us is the ape. At the zoo‚ it is easy to observe behavioral and facial expressions in monkeys and apes that are very much similar to our own. A group of apes could very well seem like a family. A mother taking care of her young may seem familiar to the human onlooker. This is because the ape is our closest living relative. In the documentary Primate Behavior‚ anthropologists observe the behavior of monkeys and primates. The primates are mostly observed

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    Primate Evolution

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    Life History Theory: Why bigger brains for Primate and How it came to be? Introduction Complex behaviors and intelligence are the trademark of the primate order and this has been attributed in part to relative large brain to body mass ratio (Reader and Laland‚ 2002). Defining intelligence‚ however‚ is a highly problematic issue; an operational definition used points to the primary component of intelligence to flexible problem solving and the ability to cope with any difficult situations (Jerison

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