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300227 VO Primatology (2012W)

1.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

Beginn: 11 Oktober 2012
Donnerstag 09:00-10.00
Ort: Seminarraum Anthropologie



Aims, contents and method of the course

The course includes 5 chapters. Chapter 1 entitled "What are Primates?" portrays the general characteristics, the geographical distribution including ecological and diet questions, and will focus on classification systems from the end of the 19th century to the presence. Chapter 2 entitled "Primate Origin" discusses the evolutionary beginning of primates - where and when did they originate? Chapter 3 entitled "Structure and Function". Part one of the chapter discusses external morphological characters, the special senses, and the central nerve system. Part two gives basic information of different teeth kinds and functions, of comparative dental formulae, different types of adapted digestion systems in relation to diet intake. Part three and four includes various types of locomotion and different sequences in reproduction. Chapter 4 entitled "Social Behavior" introduces main knowledge about group size and composition, the use of space in primate groups, communication, sexual behavior, dominance, and raises the question why primates live in groups. Chapter 5 entitled "Profiles of Primates" describes briefly the species of 57 genera of living non-human primates.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

to impart basic the knowledge of the order primates

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

B-BAN 2, BAN 3, B-BMG 11, B-BMB 10, B-BOE 11, B-BPB 12, B-BPF 8, B-BZO 11

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