Primates

Joel and Natalie

What is a Primate?

A primate is an organism with these...

Characteristics

  • Hands and feet
  • Shoulders and hips
  • Large brain**
  • Clavicle (collarbone)**
  • flat nails instead of claws
  • shortened snout
  • several types of teeth
  • forward-facing eyes
  • depth perception
  • stereoscopic vision**
  • increased thumb mobility
  • grasping feet**
  • color vision
  • tree climbers
  • arboreal**
  • rotating shoulder joint
  • 5 digits**
  • Social
  • Ability to make vocalizations
  • hair
  • Warm-blooded
  • Mammal

⇩ ring-tailed lemur ⇩

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⇩ Black Bearded Saki ⇩

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⇩ Mandrill ⇩

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Symmetry - Bilateral

Type of Eater - Omnivore

~mostly leaf-eaters

~carnivorous primates (faunivores)

~fruit consuming primates (frugivores)

Aping Around: Hat Wearing Primate Bumps Around The House
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