TWENTY The Evolution of High Visual Acuity in the Anthropoidea

  title={TWENTY The Evolution of High Visual Acuity in the Anthropoidea},
  author={Ellen Kirk and Richard F Kay},
Most definitions of the order primates make some reference to the importance of vision relative to the other special senses (Le Gros Clark, 1959; Martin, 1990; Napier and Napier, 1967). This characterization is particularly fitting for haplorhine primates, in which vision is unquestionably the dominant sensory modality. Anthropoids and tarsiers differ from strepsirrhines in exhibiting a derived reduction of the olfactory apparatus (Baron et al., 1983; Cave, 1973) and an elaboration of the… CONTINUE READING


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