Flashcards in Chapter 6 - An Overview of the Primates Deck (10)
Members of the mammalian order Primates (pronounced “pry-may ́-tees”), which includes lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, monkeys, apes, and humans.
Active during the day.
The condition whereby visual images are, to varying degrees, superimposed. This provides for depth perception, or viewing the external environment in three dimensions. Stereoscopic vision is partly a function of structures in the brain.
Having a diet consisting of many kinds of food including plants, meat, and insects.
The more recently evolved portion of the brain that is involved in higher mental functions and composed of areas that integrate incoming sensory information.
Numerical device that indicates the number of each type of tooth in each side of the upper and lower jaws.
Arm swinging, a form of locomotion used by some primates. Brachiation involves hanging from a branch and moving by alternately swinging from one arm to the other.
Using all four limbs to support the body during locomotion; the basic mammalian (and primate) form of locomotion.
(rine-air ́-ee-um)(Plural: rhinaria) The moist, hairless pad at the end of the nose seen in most mammalian species. The rhinarium enhances an animal’s ability to smell.