Presentation on theme: "Inside the shell of the amniotic egg are several extraembryonic membranes that function in gas exchange, waste storage, and the transfer of stored nutrients."— Presentation transcript:
–Amniotic egg (leathery). –Scales containing the protein keratin waterproof the skin. –Reptiles obtain all their oxygen with lungs; no cutaneous respiration unlike amphibians. Reptile Adaptations for Terrestrial Life
Evolution of Mammals Dinosaurs became extinct at the Cretaceous- Tertiary (K-T)boundary ~ 65 mya (end of Mesozoic). Mammalian evolution began over 220 mya from reptilian stock – the therapsids. Remained small, and “out of the lime light” until dinosaurs became extinct. Extensive diversification in Cenozoic. Extant mammals - ~ 4,500 species.
Early Cenozoic Primates The earliest primates date to the first part of the Cenozoic (65-54 m.y.a.). The Eocene (54-38 m.y.a.) was the epoch of prosimians with at least 60 different genera in two families. –The omomyid family lived in North America, Europe, and Asia and may be ancestral to all anthropoids. –The adapid family was ancestral to the lemur-loris line.
Omomyid An artist’s reconstruction of Shoshonius, a member of the Eocene omomyid family.
Aegyptopithecus - lived about 33 MYA (million years ago) in Egypt - sometimes called the “Dawn Ape” - arboreal, probably ate fruit - link between earlier primates and apes
Dryopithecus Dryopithecus lived in Europe during the middle and late Miocene. This group probably includes the common ancestor of the lesser apes (gibbons and siamangs) and the great apes. Dryopithecus has the Y-5 arrangement of molar cusps typical of Dryopithecus and of hominoids.
Primate Classification Primates are divided into two main Suborders: 1. Prosimians: Lemurs, Lorises,Tarsiers 2. Anthropoids: NW & OW Monkeys, Apes, Humans
Anthropoids a. Spider monkey (NW monkey) b. Saki monkey (NW monkey) c. Drill (OW terrestrial monkey) d. Tamarin (NW marmoset) e. Colobus (OW arboreal monkey) f. Gibbon (OW lesser ape) g. Gorilla (OW great ape)
Aye-Aye The aye-aye shown here lives on the island of Madagascar. It is a very specialized insect-eater. Large eyes & good climbing abilities. The aye-aye, and most other prosimians, differ from monkeys and apes in having a moist area of skin on the nose.