Introduction to Apes

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Introduction to Apes

An Introduction lecture about apes which was accompanied by in class video

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University of Missouri
Anthro 2050 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology With Laboratory
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Anthro2050 1st Edition Lecture 17 Outline of Last Lecture I. Old World Monkeys Outline of Current Lecture II. Introduction to Apes Current Lecture Introduction to Apes: -Divided into Hylobatidae (the lesser apes) and Pongidae (the great apes) - Most ape species have gone extinct over time and the remaining few species are regarded as "relic" species - Apes are different from monkeys as they have no tail - Humans and human ancestors also fall under the category of apes, but will be discussed in greater detail in later lectures - Apes are found in Central and West Africa as well as South East Asia - Among primates, apes have the largest brain to body size ratio. - Although not all apes are arboreal, they have the brachiator anatomy where they have longer arms and shorter legs -Example and Details of Some Apes: - Hylobatidae (Gibbons and Siamangs): Live in South East Asia and eat fruits and leafs. Brachiation locomotion. Socially monogamous but not necessarily sexually monogamous . Low sexual dimorphism. - Pongo pygmaeus (Orangutan): Live in the Borneo and Sumatra. Fruit eaters. They live solitary lives for the most part (likely due to resources) but function perfectly fine when 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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