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Studying mammals: Life in the trees
Studying mammals: Life in the trees

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • identify the common features shown by tree-dwelling mammals from different groups

  • show an awareness of the difficulties of classifying primates, especially in relation to the position of the prosimians

  • give an account of opportunities and challenges encountered by tree-dwelling mammals and of evolved adaptations linked with arboreal life

  • provide examples of the closeness (and sometimes interdependence) of the relationship between tree dwellers and their habitat

  • show an awareness of differences in lifestyle and forms of locomotion amongst a wide range of prosimians.