what are common characteristics of primates

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ruhaan Pro Asked on September 7, 2015 in Biology.
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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

Steve Pro Answered on September 13, 2015.
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