prosimian


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prosimian

member of the suborder Prosimii of the order of Primates.
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Furthermore, say the linguists, patterns of hand use among prosimians, monkeys and apes hold clues to the evolutionary forces promoting human right- and left-handedness, as well as the functional development of the human brain with its important language abilities regulated in the left hemisphere and critical types of perception handled by the right hemisphere.
310), as well as a newly discovered incisor tooth from the same site, they conclude that the primate Amphipithecus mongaungensis, or some closely related animal, may be the evolutionary link between anthropoids and the lower primates, or prosimians.
cruzi, but raccoons, skunks, domestic dogs, and prosimians are typically infected with type IIa.
Birth of a Gene: Locus of Neuronal BC200 snmRNA in Three Prosimians and Human BC200 Pseudogenes as Archives of Change in the Anthropoidea Lineage," Journal of Molecular Biology 309 (2001): 1049-66; T.
Primate groups are examined in detail; from prosimians through monkeys to the great apes and humans, major morphological features of each group are compared.
For instance, the relatively smallest frontal cortex turns up in prosimians (lemurs, lorises, and tarsiers).
Tests with 11 species of primates show that as one moves from prosimians to monkeys through apes, reversals in discriminated responding occur more rapidly.
However, little empirical evidence has been collected to establish whether these techniques are beneficial for prosimians.
Its front teeth extend vertically and have a spoonlike shape, rather than jutting forward and displaying the conical shape typical of prosimians.
Even before human-like creatures came along, hand and posture preferences among early prosimians, monkeys and apes paved the way for a human brain that accentuates right-handedness and contains structures within the left side of the brain exploited for speech and language comprehension by natural selection, theorize psychologist Peter F.