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Adaptations of Primates. Opposable Thumbs. Practice Exercise : Write your name with your pencil without the use of your thumb. Also, try and tie your shoe and get something out of your wallet or purse. www.en.wikipedia.org. Adaptations of Primates. Grasping Hands. www.uoguelph.ca.

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Adaptations of primates

Adaptations of Primates

Opposable Thumbs

Practice Exercise: Write your name with your pencil without the use of your thumb. Also, try and tie your shoe and get something out of your wallet or purse.

www.en.wikipedia.org


Adaptations of primates

Adaptations of Primates

Grasping Hands

www.uoguelph.ca

Practice Exercise: Think of all of the things you could not do without your independently moving fingers.


Adaptations of primates

Adaptations of Primates


Adaptations of primates

Adaptations of Primates

Binocular Vision

  • Practice Exercise:

  • Determine your field of vision with your arms spread wide.

  • Test your binocular vision using a pencil and a partner.


The primate family tree

The Primate Family Tree

www.greatapetrust.org


Prosimians

Prosimians

What do you notice about their eyes?

Loris

Tarsier

Lemur

www.kostich.com

www.ninme.com

Why?

www.wildmadagascar.org


New world monkeys

New World Monkeys

Found in South and Central America

Spider Monkey

Howler Monkey

Notice the functioning tail.

www.wildanimalpark.co.uk

www.luminous-landscape.com


Old world monkeys

Old World Monkeys

Found in Africa and Asia

Baboons

What are the TWO main differences between new and old world monkeys?

www.jao.com


Adaptations of primates

Apes

Gibbons

From Asia

www.shoarns.com


Adaptations of primates

Apes

Orangutangs

From Asia

www.wwf.no


Adaptations of primates

Apes

Gorillas

From Africa

www.de.wikipedia.org


Adaptations of primates

Apes

Bonobos

From Africa

www.it.wikipedia.org


Adaptations of primates

Apes

Chimpanzees

From Africa

www.seaworld.org


All of this evolution lead to us

All of this evolution lead to us!!!


Adaptations of primates

The End!


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