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  • Essay On Western Lowland Gorilla

    The Western Lowland Gorilla are native to central Africa and usually inhabits lowland swamps, mountainous forest, ancient woodlands, and second growth forest. They are warm blooded animals and are members of Chordata, Mammalia, Primates, and Hominidae. They are also members of the Gorilla geneus and Ggorilla species. Male Western Lowland Gorillas are generally between 1.5 to 1.8 meters, and their weight ranges from 140-270 kilograms. Females are smaller and lighter than their male counterparts. Western Lowland Gorillas have a dark colored pelt (brown, black, and dark gray) on their entire bodies except around the nose, lips, chests, ears, feet, fingers, and palms of hands. Gorillas have large skulls with tiny ear and small forward facing…

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  • Australopithecus Afarensis Essay

    Australopithecus Afarensis Species and Their Existence Humans are a species of hominidae. A hominid is any one of a family, hominidae, of mammals that includes humans with their extinct ancestral forms. Hominids evolved from each other. Humans have evolved over the millions of years from the first hominid. One of the hominid species that humans have evolved from is the Australopithecus Afarensis. A classification of an Australopithecus Afarensis is a Southern Ape. This species is a…

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  • Non Human Primate

    My favorite non human primate is the chimpanzee. This is my favorite primate because it is the most similar to human beings, sharing up to ninety-eight point eight percent of our genetic make up. Chimpanzees tend to live in African rain forests, woodlands, and grasslands. Even though they usually walk on all fours, they can stand upright and walk and their two back legs just as human beings do. Chimpanzees and humans fall into the same kingdom (Animalia), phylum (Chordata), class (Mammalia),…

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  • Australopithecus Afarensis Characteristics

    Nicholas Pagano 12 November 2015 TA Elias Capello Friday 9:05-9:55 Anthropology 103 Australopithecus afarensis Named by Donald Johanson & Tim White in 1978 I. Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Primates Family: Hominidae Subfamily: Hominidae Genus: Australopithecus Species: A. afarensis II. Physical Characteristics The Australopithecus afarensis without a doubt had both ape and human features. Just looking at the face of this animal you can see a…

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  • Chimpanzees Essay

    Over the last five hundred thousand years, Chimpanzees have undergone speciation resulting in four subspecies within Pan troglodytes, the common chimp, a species of the great ape. There are four subspecies related to the Pan troglodytes: the West African Chimp (P. t. verus), the Nigeria-Cameroon Chimp (P. t. ellioti), the Central Chimp (P. t. troglodytes), and the Eastern Chimp (P. t. schweinfurthii). Here is the scientific classification of the Common Chimpanzee: the kingdom is Animalia, the…

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  • Primate Social Groups

    The behaviors and emotions of primates have developed through natural selection to support the social group. Likewise, human behaviors and emotions are harvests of evolution maintained within social groups. Therefore, making lead way for many rules, laws, and systems in human societies that are meant to justify our subconscious behaviors and emotions and to prevent us from abandoning them rather than to restrain us from enlightening them. In this paper I would like to provide ecological…

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  • Mammal Like Reptiles Essay

    period. Therapsids, or mammal-like reptiles, is an order of reptiles that lived in the Permian and Triassic Periods before going extinct in the mid Jurassic Period. It is difficult for scientist to determine when the divide between therapsids and mammals occurred. Early mammals had small, mouselike forms. Very few were large, because dinosaurs were the unquestioned dominant land animals on earth. The ecological niche they inhabited included eating plants, insects, and small lizards. They lived…

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  • Paleolithic Human Development

    have been able to unearth clues from beginnings of Human civilization in spite of various contentions. Evolution has transformed virtually every organism to grace planet Earth, and the evolutionary process that led to the modern day human commenced in the continent of Africa. Furthermore, as humanity developed the sexual dimorphism between both sexes led to varying roles for males and females. Along with archeological findings, the earliest forms of art also gave us a glimpse into the lives of…

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  • Chimpanzees: The Pan Troglodyte

    The Pan Troglodytes With a genetic code of 98.4% - 99.4% identical to human beings, and a lineage that matches our own all the way to the family hominidae it comes as no surprise that of all the variety of species and living organisms that chimpanzees would seem the most human-like. Below I intend to discuss the chimpanzee’s taxonomy, morphology, habitat, and social structure. The chimpanzee’s taxonomy, or pan troglodytes (species name for the chimpanzee) hails from the genus: pan, family:…

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  • Gorilla Deforestation

    human ancestors from the past, one must look no further than the Gorilla gorilla gorilla, which we share almost 96 percent of DNA with. (Scally, A et al., 2012) These once abundant giants who used to inhabit large areas in Central Africa and surrounding countries, are now on the brink of extinction due to habitat loss, illegal hunting for bush meat and diseases. To prevent the worst outcome from happening, it is essential that we as humans create sustainable strategies that will increase the…

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