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The highest order of mammals, including man, monkeys, and lemurs.

Origin: L. Primus, first

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Re: Pentadactyl limb....

... is a common feature found in tetrapods. The class amphibian, reptile, aves (birds), and mammals fall under this superclass tetrapods. The order primates fall under the class mammalia (mammals). So primates are mammals and they are Pentadactyl.

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by Jean1Mack
Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Pentadactyl limb....
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Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

... the African Savanna! So is the African Savanna where we should be living? Is this where all the food we should be eating is? Arent all the other primates in optimal habitats for there specific needs? Or does each specific nationality or "type" of person have a location that fits them ...

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by Anopsology
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
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Views: 3897


... processes to menopause as well if they are able to live past the age of reproduction. However, if I remember correctly it's only been observed in primates and we have a different life history than other mammals. In humans primarily, women have a much longer period for reproduction How does an ...

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by badgertoes
Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Gender divison in two opposites is greatest mistake of manki
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Love is an illusion?

I think you are right, it is biologically set up, linked and driven to the survival of the species, a reward for reproduction, I believe primates to a degree are able to love but don't have the empathy of their closest relatives, anyway really good question Nathan.

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by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Love is an illusion?
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Views: 906

Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... to correlate well with brain size, or with the ratio of brain mass to body mass. We can more-or-less see that in human evolution, and we see it in primates other than humans, and we see it in mammals generally. The correlation between brain size and intelligence is extremely weak. Nevertheless, ...

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by Seth90210
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
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