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New world monkeys are?
arboreal; long prehensile tail
Old world monkeys are?
arboreal and terrestrial; no prehensile tail
6 million years ago lineage split?
What percentage of Anthropoids are monkeys?
What are some characteristics of Anthropoids?
- ü Most diurnal
- ü Larger size
- ü Binocular vision
- ü Color vision
Examples of Anthropoids are?
Gibbons, Gorillas, Humans, Chimpanzees, Bonobos
What are some characteristics of Prosimians?
- ü Most arboreal and nocturnal
- ü Superior sense of smell
Examples of Prosimians are?
Two major primate groups are?
- o Hands adapted for grasping (most have opposable thumbs)
- o Large brain; forward-looking eyes
- o Flat nails on digits
- o Skin ridges on fingers
Example of Proboscidea?
Example of Sirenia?
Examples of Carnivora?
wolves, cats, dogs, seals, pandas and other bears
Examples of Perissodactyla?
zebras, horses, rhinos
odd-toed hoofed mammals
Examples of Cetartiodactyla?
cows, pigs, hippopotamus, sheep and goats, Blue whale- largest mammal (whale, dolphins)
even-toed hoofed mammals and cetaceans
Examples of Chiroptera?
tent-making bat, long-nosed bat, vampire bat
Examples of Rodentia?
rats and mice, beavers, squirrels, beavers, cabybara
What are some orders of eutherians?
How many orders of eutherians are there?
What are some characteristics of Eutherians (placental therians)?
- · Vivparous
- · Nourish young via a placenta
- · Lengthy gesetational period:
- ü Rabbit – 31 days
- ü Human – 266 days
- ü Elephant – 624 days