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posts tagged with "primates"
Incidental capuchin flake manufacture
Monkeys making Oldowan-like stone flakes as a side-effect of cracking fruits.
22 Oct 2016
Link: Captive monkey microbiomes are more like humans
The microbes quickly shift to a new dietary environment, but what fraction is borrowed from other species?
29 Aug 2016
Link: About aye-ayes
An article in the Pacific Standard introducing the biology of these endangered Madagascar primates.
31 Oct 2015
Link: Evolutionary rate of viruses within our genomes
Endogenous retrovirus activity radically slowed in ape evolution relative to other primates.
02 Feb 2015
Music and monkeys
Probing the origin of musical abilities in ancient humans and our non-human primate relatives.
01 Feb 2015
Notable: Baboon migration to Arabia
Baboons may have dispersed from Africa around the same time as humans, by a southern route
29 Oct 2014
The three-color primates
A popular science magazine article on the advantages of trichromacy.
03 Oct 2014
The response of vervet monkeys to controlled burns may point to a deeper affinity for fire in our primate ancestry.
28 Jul 2014
Forget EQ. Forget 'Machiavellian intelligence'.
A study of self-control across species of mammals indicates that group size is not important to this aspect of cognitive evolution.
24 Apr 2014
Muriquis and human behavior
08 Sep 2013
Primate mating patterns
Primate groups are shaped by the pattern of mating competition and interactions
04 Feb 2013
Group life in primates
A discussion of some factors affecting group size and dynamics in primates
04 Feb 2013
How do primates move around?
Exploring the way that primate locomotion influences body plan and behavior.
01 Feb 2013
The highest award in anthropology?
20 Sep 2012
Anthropology 105, lecture 7: Eyes
Illustrating phylogeny and evolutionary convergence using trichromacy and eye development
25 Feb 2012
Lost pregnancies in geladas after male takeovers
23 Feb 2012
Laboratory exercise introducing incisors, including lemur tooth combs.
17 Oct 2011
Primate classification and phylogeny
12 Oct 2011
Primate extractive foraging and tool use
Many kinds of primates make and use tools, or find other ways to defeat the natural defenses of their foods.
20 Sep 2011
Primate vertebral numbers
A laboratory exercise to explore the numbers of vertebrae in different primates.
18 Sep 2011
Meet Daubentonia madagascarensis
A laboratory station at which students encounter the skull and mandible of the aye-aye
07 Sep 2011
Will a Jurassic placental mammal make the molecular clock make sense?
The discovery of the 160-million-year-old Juramaia suggests a lower mutation rate and longer chronology for primates.
24 Aug 2011
Monkey numerical distractions
15 Apr 2011
The real "junk" DNA
09 Mar 2011
Quote: Barbara J. King on anthropology
20 Feb 2011
Spider monkey followers
26 Jan 2011
10 Oct 2010
02 Oct 2010
Scanning the ape fecome
27 Sep 2010
23 Sep 2010
19 Aug 2010
Mailbag: The capuchin australopithecines
12 Aug 2010
Marc Hauser misconduct findings
11 Aug 2010
Stress on Sapolsky
31 Jul 2010
Were there Cretaceous anthropoids? Part 3: Ghost lineages
12 Jun 2010
Vietnam langur notes
10 Jun 2010
Were there Cretaceous anthropoids? Part 2: What is an anthropoid?
26 May 2010
Were there Cretaceous anthropoids? Part 1. The problem in a nutshell
25 May 2010
Shaken by a monkey-maker
22 May 2010
Quote: Higher-level taxa
03 Apr 2010
Mailbag: Music and language
27 Mar 2010
Primate smell decay
22 Jan 2010
"Naughty Neandertals" did what?
24 Sep 2009
SIV and long-term primate health surveillance
25 Jul 2009
Primate genomics: the Duffy (FY) gene, malaria, and baboons
24 Jun 2009
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