This edition: The Living Primates
This lesson succinctly presents a portrait of what it is to be a primate with adaptation to an arboreal environment. The suite of traits that distinguish primates are presented along with a comparison to other types of mammals. Then the lesson delves into the adaptations and traits that distinguish the various type of primates from one another. Prosimians, tarsiers, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, and hominoids are all described and distinguished. The types of locomotor patterns, diets, and habitats used by primates are interwoven throughout.