what are common characteristics of primates
Primates are a very diverse group, between 190 to 350 living species. Based on their taxonomic structures, they exhibit a wide range of characteristic features that distinguish them from other animals.
Some common characteristics of primates include:
– Prehensile hands and feet
– Flexible shoulders and hips
– Olfactory region of the brain is greatly reduced and cerebrum expanded
– Posses a clavicle (collarbone)
– Exhibit bipedalism