New World Monkeys

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New World Monkeys


Basic Overview of New World Monkeys

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University of Missouri
Anthro 2050 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology With Laboratory
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Anthro2050 1st Edition Lecture 15 Outline of Last Lecture I. Strepsirhines Outline of Current Lecture II. New World Monkeys Current Lecture New World Monkeys - Live in South America and a little in Central America - Greater reliance on vision; reduced reliance on scent characterized by reduced snout - generally larger than strepsirhines and not nocturnal, except for howler monkeys - all have nails except for marmosets and tamarins which have re-evolved claws - wide-spaced, oval shaped nostrils that point and turn out at the sides - all are arboreal - they have 3 premolars versus the 2 that humans have - some have prehensile tails used for gripping and are the only primates with these - monkey examples that are good to focus on - cebidae -live in large multi-female/multi-male groups of 25-50, sometimes up to 100 - capuchins - very clever and even exhibit tool usage - atelidae (ex. howler monkeys) - most wide spread new world monkeys, extremely loud due to a well developed hyoid -marmosets and tamarins: -feed on saps and gums in trees, which they get by chewing the trees as wells as using These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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