Flashcards in Chapter 6 Deck (17)
Vertical clinging and leaping is a locomotor pattern frequently practice by?
Lemurs and tarsiers
What is seen in some new world monkeys, but not in any old world monkeys?
A prehensile tail
Primates two suborders are?
The suborder strepsirhini includes?
Lemurs and lorises
Old world monkeys are separated from apes and humans at the level of the ?
Tarsiers, monkeys, apes, and humans are placed together in which suborder?
Depend less on olfaction and more on vision
Monkeys are divided into which two major groups?
New and old world
Old world monkeys found?
Sub Sahara Africa
Refers to difference between the sexes with regard to features such as body size
Compared to monkeys, Hominoids
generally have larger body sizes and lack a tail
Have very large, highly sexually dimorphic body sizes and live largely solitary lives
What is a major underlying factor for the declining numbers of nonhuman primates?
Unprecedented human population growth
Primate taxonomy suborders?
Primate: strepsirrhini or haplorrhini
Lesser sense of smell and hearing
Eyes rotated forward
Vision in primates?
Enhanced sense of vision
Forward facing eyes