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What Makes Primates Good at Living in Trees?

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Explain how having five different types of vertebrae aids in primates' mobility.
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Discuss the evolutionary importance of fingerprints.
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What Gives Primates Their Dietary Flexibility?

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Although all primates have very similar dental formulae, many have specialized attributes that reflect their dietary adaptations. Describe some of these specializations (e.g., crests on the molars) and explain what those specializations can tell us about what the primate eats.
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Primate Parenting

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Primates have unique parenting characteristics owing to their intelligence. Discuss how these characteristics differ from those of other mammals.

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