Apologia Zoology 3, Lesson 6

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9 terms · Primates

Primates

an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings

binocular

vision, which allows an animal to judge depth and can perceive how far away things are

opposable thumbs

A classification of thumbs in which the thumb can bend to touch ALL fingures on the hand.

quadrupedal

animals, which are able to walk on all fours

bipedals

animals, which walk on two legs

haplorrhini

suborder including tarsiers, monkeys, apes, humans

strepsirrhini

prosimians such as lemurs and lorises

platyrrhini

New World monkeys: capuchin

catarrhini

narrow nosed primates; Old World monkeys and hominoids

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