Primates Powerpoint Research Project

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					                               Primate Comparison Study
Instructions
You will choose one specific primate species to research. You are to learn each of the aspects of
that primate as outlined on the next page and present it to the class. The primates will be presented
in order from earliest to evolve to latest.


               Primate Family                       Major Representative Species
    Lemuridae (True Lemurs)                  Ring-Tailed Lemur

    Cheirogaleidae (Small Lemurs)            Dwarf Lemur, Mouse Lemur

    Indriidae (Sloth Lemurs)                 Indri, Sifaka, Woolly Lemur

    Daubentonidae (Nocturnal Lemurs)         Aye-aye

    Lorisoidea (Lorises)                     Galago, Asian Loris, Potto, Angwantibos

    Tarsiers                                 Philippine tarsiers

                                             Squirrel monkeys, capuchin monkeys, spider
    Cebidae and Calliticidae                 monkeys, howler monkeys
    (New World Monkeys)
                                             Marmosets, tamarins

    Cercopithecines                          Baboons, mangabeys, mandrills, guenons, patas
    (Old World Monkeys)                      monkeys, macaques

                                             Gibbons

                                             Orangutans

    Hominoidea (Apes)                        Gorillas

                                             Chimpanzees

                                             Bonobos




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You will be graded on the following:                                                       Points
                                                                                           Possible
   1. Cover Page                                                                           5
      - Your Name
      - The primate you’re studying
      - The name of this class and period

   2. Background                                                                           10
      - Give the full scientific classification of your primate (Kingdom, Phylum, Order,
         Family, Class, Genus, Species)
      - Highlight in bold any classifications that your primate has in common with the
         human species, Homo sapiens.
      - Would your primate be considered a prosimian or anthropoid? Explain why.

   3. Ecosystem                                                                            10
      - Describe the ecosystem that your organism lives in. Is it a forest, savanna, or
         something different? What is the annual precipitation and average temperature?
      - Show on a world map where your primate species lives.

   4. Interactions with Other Species                                                      10
      - What is your primate’s food source? Do any other organisms prey on it?
      - What other animals compete with your primate for food, water, or space?

   5. Movement                                                                             10
      - Describe how your primate species moves. Are they quadrapedal, bipedal, or
        something in-between like knuckle-walkers?
      - Does your species spend most of its time in the trees, or on the ground?

   6. Adaptations                                                                          10
      - List and explain all adaptations that your primate has. This could include
         adaptations to increase chances of survival or reproduction.
      - Does your primate have…
             o Opposable thumbs?
             o A prehensile tail?
             o Any other unique physical characteristics or abilities?

   7. Social Behavior                                                                      10
      - Describe any interesting or unusual social behaviors of your primate.
              o Do they live in groups or alone?
              o Are there any specific mating rituals or male/female interactions?
              o Do they have specific ways of socializing with other members of their
                 species?
              o Does the primate somehow express dominance over others of its species?

   8. Organization / Appearance                                                            5
      -   The powerpoint is well organized, easy to read, and formatted.

                                                                     Total Points Possible 60
Prosimians

                        Lemurs   Lorises

Classification Levels
Shared with Humans


Prehensile Tail


Opposable Thumb


Claws or Fingernails


Ground or Tree
Dwelling



Methods of
Communication


Vocal Communication?


Quadripedal, knuckle-
walkers, or bipedal?



Social Hierarchy


Problem-Solving


Use of Tools


Learning and Teaching
Monkeys and Lesser Apes

                                   New World   Old World
                        Tarsiers    Monkeys    Monkeys     Gibbons


Classification Levels
Shared with Humans


Prehensile Tail


Opposable Thumb


Claws or Fingernails


Ground or Tree
Dwelling


Methods of
Communication


Vocal Communication?


Quadripedal, knuckle-
walkers, or bipedal?


Social Hierarchy


Problem-Solving


Use of Tools


Learning and Teaching
Great Apes

                      Orangutans   Gorillas   Chimpanzees   Bonobos

Classification
Levels Shared with
Humans


Prehensile Tail


Opposable Thumb


Claws or
Fingernails


Ground or Tree
Dwelling


Methods of
Communication


Vocal
Communication?


Quadripedal,
knuckle-walkers, or
bipedal?


Social Hierarchy


Problem-Solving


Use of Tools


Learning and
Teaching

				
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Description: A research project where students choose a species of primate, gather information about their physical and behavioral characteristics, then present it to the class as a Powerpoint.