The Saimiri Sciureus also known as the Common Squirrel Monkey, lives in tropical jungles and forests of Central and South America. They prefer to live in dense tropical regions that are close to bodies of water such as streams or rivers. They primarily live in the middle of the tree canopies so they will not get eaten by predators. However, in some areas they have been known to forage on the ground for food.
Introduction The evolution of man has always been a controversial topic. However, no matter what your beliefs are the fact is that man evolved from primates. There is very credible fossil evidence to back this up. Fossils allow us to dig deeper into our past and give us an understanding of what life was like for our ancestors.
The primate observation that I chose to observe are Orangutan, Squirrel Monkey, and Lemur. This observation took place in the Lowry Park Zoo on October 18th. I went to the Lowry Park Zoo around 2 pm until 5 pm. The purpose of this observation is through primate’s anatomy, locomotion, and behavior to getting know them better, and how they are differences and similarities compare to human beings. When I got there, the Zoo was already very crowd. There were lots of people in the zoo; I think probably was on Sunday. I am afraid that I don’t have enough time to observation all three of primate species, so I straight went to the sites. I noticed that the habitats of these primates are very similar. They all live in very large and sparse environments
Sumatran orangutans are the largest non-human primates in Asia and the largest arboreal animal. Their bodies and faces are covered with fine, long red hairs. Males distinctively have large cheek pads that are covered in fine white hairs. Along with their unique color, orangutans have an enormous arm span and opposable thumbs. From finger tip to finger tip, the arm span is about 7 feet wide, which is longer than their standing height.
The biggest overt difference that one notices when comparing nonhuman primates to human primates is the loss of body hair in the modern human, to the extent even, that humans have been described as the “naked ape” in many contexts. The primates classified as old world apes that are closest in relation to humans are the Bonobos and Chimpanzees. Looking specifically at the Chimpanzees, we can compare and contrast the properties of the skin and hair between them and humans to get an idea of the evolutionary pressures that may have been in place.
They have claws on all of their fingers and toes with the exception of a great toe. This is covered with a nail. The tamarins have one distinguishing feature which is fitting to their name, a long white drooping mustache. These primates are diurnal and spend their days leaping about from tree to tree. The emperor tamarin has variety in their diet.
DESCRIPTION: The Cotton-top Tamarin (aka saguinus Oedipus), also known as the Cotton-headed Tamarin or the white-plumed bare-faced Tamarin, is a rather small, furry, monkey-like mammal that is identified by ecologists through the distinct lengthy, white hairs on their heads. According to the Primate Info Net Website, a reliable source that is run by the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center and maintained by the Lawrence Jacobsen Library staff (both located in the University of Wisconsin-Madison), “the average height of both males and females is 232 mm (9.13 in)”. In addition, they also state “wild males and females weigh between 410 and 450 g (14.5 and 15.9 oz) but average 416.5 g (14.7 oz), while captive cotton-top tamarins are significantly heavier and weigh, on average, 565.7 g (19.9 oz)” (Lang, 2005).
Description The Lowland Streaked Tenrec is a hamster sized mammal that is a current resident in Madagascar. The Lowland Streaked Tenrec is black with yellow stripes and a long nose. It also has yellow bristles on its neck. The word bristle means “short, prickly hair.”
The elephas maximus can live up to seventy years of age and is from the Eocene Era, over fifty five million years ago. It can grow up to two and a half to three meters in height and ninety to one hundred and ten pounds in weight. It is an elephant that has tusks, a trunk, a lot of hair, smooth skin, and freckled, not pigmented, grayish skin. It’s skin is on the shiny side. The fossil shown in Geology Hall appears to be the elephas maximus’s ear or piece of its ear.
The climate and it's different variable had many effects on the evolution of primates. It's obvious that when the weather changes, migration is necessary. When the weather changed, primates had to migrate, causing adaption to different environments. With each migration, new habitats were exposed to primates, giving them new ways of life. Enviornment change exposes new foods and new living accomidations. So, with the weather changes, primates most likely migrated to new habitats, exposing them to new living accommodations. Thus, weather change help the evolution of primates by forcing them to adapt to new surroundings and learn different ways to survive and successfully continue to evolve as a whole. Different social groups of primates had different
These lines of primates that were being forced out of their homes and made to relocate eventually became virtually extinct because of the overall increase in temperature.