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the "handfull" of traits (and two more)that came of the arborial radiation.
decreased sense of smell
location, time of day, diet
what happens when Gaussian competition is fierce, there is an empty niche in a new area, and the creature is pre-adapted for it...
Why, according to the guy at Duke U, are squirrles not primates?
"Visual Predation Model"
hunting at the terminal ends of branches
light body (12-18oz)
developed depth perception
nails and tactile pads instead of claws
locomotion pattern of most monkeys
the 2 prosimmian locomotion patterns...
VCL (vertical clinging and leaping)
SQC (slow quadrupedal climbing)
slow evolutionary rates of change punctuated by spurts of sudden significant change.
mandibular symphasis; postorbital bar-features of the suborder...
fused mandible; closed orbits- features of the suborder
conditions of the Paleocene epoch: 3
warm, humid, tropical worldwide
pre-Paleocene; dinosaurs die off
Eocene epoch: 3 major catagories
Global cooling and drying
polar ice caps grow
ocean level drops
Changes in flora
temperate forests grow