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12.6 Primate Evolution

Vocabulary Chapter 12 The History of Live Biology 2010 Holt McDougal
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primate
mammal with flexible hands and feet, forward-looking eyes, and enlarged brains relative to body size
prosimian
oldest primate group that includes mostly small, nocturnal primates such as lemurs
anthropoid
humanlike primate
hominid (hominin)
primate that walks upright, has long lower limbs, thumbs that oppose the other four fingers, and a relatively large brain
bipedal
animal that walks on two legs