The Evolution of Primates

Review Questions

Which of the following is not an anthropoid?

  1. Lemurs
  2. Monkeys
  3. Apes
  4. Humans

Hint:

A

Which of the following is part of a clade believed to have died out, leaving no descendants?

  1. Paranthropus robustus
  2. Australopithecus africanus
  3. Homo erectus
  4. Homo sapiens sapiens

Hint:

A

Which of the following human traits is not a shared characteristic of primates?

  1. Hip structure supporting bipedalism
  2. Detection and processing of three-color vision
  3. Nails at the end of each digit
  4. Enlarged brain area associated with vision, and reduced area associated with smell

Hint:

B