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Primate Taxonomy

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70) Humans show the traits that all primates share: good grasping ability; dependence on vision as our most important sense; a large brain and increased intelligence compared to other mammals; a prolonged period of dependence for young; and complex social behavior. Recent studies of DNA have confirmed our place in the Order Primates. Human child hangs by the arms from a climbing structure. Photo taken at a zoo.
Notes: Human child hangs by the arms from a climbing structure. Photo taken at a zoo.
Scientific name: Homo sapiens
Text summarizes the traits that define a primate.
Photo © by: Laura L. McMahon

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