Categories Anthropology I

I.1.5 Tertiary fossil primates

Tertiary period is a  term for the period from 66 million to 2.6 million years ago. The period began with  the Cretaceous–Paleocene extinction event, at the start of the Cenozoic Era, and extended to the beginning of the Quaternary glaciation at the end of the Pliocene Epoch. It starts with Cretaceous and includes Paleocene, eocene, oligocene, miocene and ends with Pliocene epoch. […]

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Categories Anthropology I

I.1.5 Living Major Primates

There are no distinguishing features which characterise them all – except a negative one, i.e. their lack of specialisation. Primates are distinguished from other mammals by one or more of the following traits: unspecialised structure, specialised behaviour, a short muzzle, comparatively poor sense of smell, prehensile five-digit hands and feet possessing flat nails instead of […]

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