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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

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

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


Apes

Gibbons

From Asia

www.shoarns.com


Apes

Orangutangs

From Asia

www.wwf.no


Apes

Gorillas

From Africa

www.de.wikipedia.org


Apes

Bonobos

From Africa

www.it.wikipedia.org


Apes

Chimpanzees

From Africa

www.seaworld.org




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