Primates And Evolution Of Primates

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Name Professor Course Date Primates and Evolution Primates are animals and to be precise mammals. Primates have a very diverse group and this means that not all species share the same suit of traits. They have various characteristics such as hands that can grasp things, large brains, and a high degree of learned rather than innate behavior, and other numerous traits. Humans are also considered to be primates. The order Primate is divided into two main suborders and these are the Strepsirhini and Haplorhini. Strepsirhni includes primates such as lemurs, lorises, and galagoes. On the other hand, Haplorhini include primates like monkeys, tarsiers, apes, and humans. The Social Behavior and Structure of Primates Humans are products of the same evolutionary forces that have produced other species and they can be expected to exhibit the same behavioral patterns seen in other primates. Even though most aspects of cultural and social life are uniquely human, the same has been found to be happening to other non-human primates. The only difference between human and non-human primates is that humans have increased brain size as well as learning capacities and this makes them express many characteristics to a greater degree and culture as well as social life is one of those characteristics. Cultural and social behavior is not learned and not genetically acquired or determined even though sometimes it the capacity to learn something is genetically
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