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2008-05-17 01:10:00

Smaller primates expend no more energy climbing than they do walking, Duke University researchers have found. This surprising discovery may explain the evolutionary edge that encouraged the tiny ancestors of modern humans, apes and monkeys to climb into the trees about 65 million years ago and stay there. The researchers compared the energy consumed by five different primate species while negotiating vertical and horizontal treadmills. Their work appears in the May 16 issue of the journal...


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2006-12-27 14:57:59

The red slender loris (Loris tardigradus) is a small, nocturnal prosimian native to the Rainforests of India and Sri Lanka. Its body length on average is 7 to 10 in. (17.5 to 26 cm), with an average weight of a mere 3 to 13 oz (85 to 350g). It eats insects, lizards, bird eggs, and occasionally other invertebrates. They also feed on berries, leaves, and buds. This loris is a small, slender primate with big forward facing eyes. These eyes are used for precise depth perception. The loris has...

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