the "handfull" of traits (and two more)that came of the arborial radiation.
- better vision
- decreased sense of smell
- longer gestation
- group socialization
location, time of day, diet
what happens when Gaussian competition is fierce, there is an empty niche in a new area, and the creature is pre-adapted for it...
Why, according to the guy at Duke U, are squirrles not primates?
- "Visual Predation Model"
- hunting at the terminal ends of branches
- light body (12-18oz)
- developed depth perception
- nails and tactile pads instead of claws
locomotion pattern of most monkeys
the 2 prosimmian locomotion patterns...
- VCL (vertical clinging and leaping)
- SQC (slow quadrupedal climbing)
slow evolutionary rates of change punctuated by spurts of sudden significant change.
mandibular symphasis; postorbital bar-features of the suborder...
fused mandible; closed orbits- features of the suborder
Eocene epoch: 3 major catagories
- Global cooling and drying
- polar ice caps grow
- ocean level drops
- Changes in flora
- temperate forests grow
- "euprimates" appear
- prosimians only