Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

BIO 721 Evolution of Primates

3 hours; 3 credits. Examines the evolution of primates from tree shrews to apes. Adaptations of morphology, physiology, locomotion, diet, foraging behavior, ability to learn, tool use, territoriality, aggressive behavior, dominance hierarchies, mating systems, dispersal, social structure, and communication systems in Old and New World species to their environment. The sociobiology and ecology of selected species will be treated in greater detail. Prerequisite: BIO 322 or BIO 338 or BIO 360 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.