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This edition: The Living Primates

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Episode Details

A portrait of what it is to be a primate that has adapted to an arboreal environment. The traits that distinguish primates are presented along with a comparison with other types of mammals. The video then delves into the adaptations and traits that distinguish various types of primates from one another. Prosimians, tarsiers, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, and hominoids are all described and distinguished. The types of locomotor patterns, diets, and habitats used by primates are interwoven throughout.