Skip to content
Skip to main content

About this free course

Download this course

Share this free course

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

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

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.