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ANTH 148: Human Origins
Recitation 3: Primate and Human Morphology

• What differences do you see between the strepsirrhine and haplorrhine skulls? What does this suggest about sensory reliance?

• While the tarsier is now grouped with the haplorrhines according to the revised primate taxonomy, what are some of its skeletal features that are more similar with strepsirrhines?

• Which of the haplorrhines at this station are platyrrhines (new world monkeys)? Which are catarrhines (old world monkeys)? What are some of the morphological differences you see between platyrrhines and catarrhines?


Tarsier Skulls (Haplorrhine) from Figure 1 in A New Tarsier Species…