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Studying mammals: Food for thought
Studying mammals: Food for thought

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe features of apes, and features that distinguish Homo from apes

  • explain an evolutionary tree for hominines that shows one interpretation of the evolution of Homo from ape-like ancestors, australopithecines

  • use what is known about social group structure in living species of ape to suggest social group structure in extinct species

  • interpret features of apes, australopithecines, and Homo species in terms of adaptations

  • understand the roots of those features that make Homo sapiens different from other mammal species.