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Studying mammals: The social climbers
Studying mammals: The social climbers

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • identify the charactistics of primates and explain the main differences between the two suborders, prosimians and anthropoids

  • describe the detection of colour and estimation of distance in primates and explain the advantages of stereoscopic trichromatic vision

  • discuss the various types of communication seen in anthropoids and explain how playback experiments contribute to understanding vocal communication

  • compare and contrast adaptations in primates with adaptations in other mammals

  • compare and contrast how species reduce the risk of predation and avoid competition with other species.