|Monkeys, Apes and Humans
Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri-Columbia
Assignment #1: Cooperative group foraging of information from the library, intenet, etc.
Go to the library (Ellis or Anthropology) in groups of five students and gather the following information about a species of primate (use the 'primate data sheets' as a model). You may not find everything on this list, but do your best. Please turn in your sheets on Thursday, Feb 3.
We would prefer that you send a copy to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) via e-mail. Your sheets will be posted on the MAH class Website. Check your textbook for starters. Psychinfo or Bio Abstracts may prove useful. Scanning the journals (Primates, Folia Primatologica, Evol, Anthrop, Current Anthrop, Anim Behav, etc.) can be productive. Surf the Web. Use the encyclopedia of mammals if you need to (on reserve in the Anthro library). Call me (882-9404) if you cannot find good sources.
Group 1 (A - Az): Black Colobus monkeys Colobus spp.
Group 2 (B - Bz): Australopithecus spp. (fossil hominid - some data will be tough to get)
Group 3 (C - Fz): Savanna baboon Papio cynocephalus.
Group 4 (Ga - Ke): Titi monkeys Callicebus spp.
Group 5 (KI - Law): Aye-aye Daubentonia madagascariensis.
Group 6 (Le - McP): Marmosets Callithrix spp.
Group 7 (Mo - Pat): Sakis Pithecia spp.
Group 8 (Pau - Rz): Uakaris Cacajao spp.
Group 9 (S - Ti): Lion Tamarin Leontopithecus rosalia.
Group 1O (To - Z): Dwarf and mouse lemurs Cheirogaleus and Microcebus spp.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Male Ht. wt. Female Ht. wt. Coat: Skin: Brain size: Locomotion: Longevity:
ECOLOGY: Habitat: Homerange: Dayrange: Population density:
DIET: %fruit,leaves,etc. # species/day,/yr.eaten. Techniques used to get food
SOCIAL ORGANIZATION: Group size, composition. Mating system Male/female transfer. Male/ female dominance hierarchies. Kinship Territoriality. Foraging parties. Aggression.
INTELLIGENCE: Capabilities, skills ...
REPRODUCTION: Birth seasonality. Male/female age of sexually maturity Gestation length. Estrus swellings for how many days. Litter size. Interbirth interval: yrs. Infant birth wt. % infant mortality in first yrs.
PARENTAL CARE: Infants carried by females for how many yrs. Walk at about how many months. Weaning at how many yrs., but offspring stay with mothers until what age. Relationships between mothers and offspring exist for how many yrs. Infanticide?
TOPICS OF SPECIAL INTEREST:
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES: (preferably 3 or more). Web sites:
Photo/picture (squeeze in wherever it fits)
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