Arch 270

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jaz584
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Arch 270
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2013-10-13 23:19:23
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Prosimian Primates
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Prosimian Primates
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  1. Prosimians
    • -increased olfactory(smell) sense, most have wet nose and many mark territory with scent
    • -large eyes with only partial BSV
    • -unfused mandibular symphysis 
    • -no opposable digits (toilet claw on second digit of hind foot)
    • -tooth comb for grooming and feeding
  2. Dental Formula
    • -2133/2133
    • -except tarsiers (2133/1133)
  3. Lorisiformes
    • -small, solitary, arboreal and nocturnal 
    • -two families Lorisidae(lorises and pottos) Galagidae(bush babies)
  4. Lorisidae
    • -lorises and pottos 
    • -eight loris species
    • -africa and asia
    • -slow arboreal quadrapedalism 
    • -hang from hindlimbs when feeding
  5. Galagidae
    • -bush babies
    • -10+ species 
    • -sub-sahara africa
    • -vertical clinging and leaping
  6. Lemuriformes
    • -49 species 
    • -madagascar and comoros islands
    • -nocturnal and diurnal
    • -arboreal and terrestrial 
    • -bipedal hopping
  7. Tarsiiformes
    • -one family, tarsiidae 
    • -southeast asia
    • -5 species
    • -small nocturnal, insectivorous/carnivorous 
    • -mated pair bonds
    • -unfused mandibular symphysis 
    • -claw on hind second digit
    • -vertical clinging and leaping
    • -huge immobile eyes, heads capable of 180 rotation
    • -DF of 2133/1133
    • -fused distal tibia and fibula
  8. Tupaia glis
    • -tree shrew
    • -number of primate traits, tooth comb, vision emphasis, less olfaction 
    • -diurnal, omnivorous 
    • -2133/3133
    • -quadruped

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