Primate Adaptation Paper

“In 2-3 pages, not including cover page and bibliography, answer the assignment questions:

Choose ONE living primate species from the following website. http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/factsheets  Use this information for morphology. In formal essay format, answer the following prompts about your primate:

1. Introduce the paper topic, including the scientific name of your primate, their general location/environment and provide a clear purpose to your paper through a thesis statement.

2. Discuss what makes your primate a  member of the primate order. (Refer to “”Classification of Primates”” lecture where I discuss general primate traits like 5 digits, opposable thumbs, etc). You do not need to cite information in this section if it comes from the lectures and textbook.

3. Discuss the SPECIALIZED morphological (physical) characteristics that your primate has  which has allowed it to adapt to their environment. Make sure to explain why these features are adaptive. You want to analyze how the environment lead to these adaptations. (This section should be informed by the primate website provided above, if you use other resources, cite and reference them properly in APA).

4. Discuss the social behavior of the primate you have chosen in terms of what makes those specific behaviors adaptive in this primate’s environment. You want to analyze how the environment lead to these behaviors being adaptive (This requires one new scholarly journals from the library.)
5. Provide a conclusion

Please use AT LEAST ONE academic journal, outside resources to support your behavior research and make sure to cite properly in APA style. Paper should follow style instructions listed in the syllabus including a cover page, times new roman font size 12, double spacing, 1 inch margins, and APA citations and references.

Primate Adaptation Paper Rubric(ratings of full marks):
Introduction and Conclusion: Paper provides a clear introduction that provides organization to the paper and introduces the primate by scientific name and location. Conclusion provides a  clear summary of the important points in the paper.
Morphological Adaptations: Paper identifies specific morphological features and properly explains them as adaptive for survival. Explanation is clear and insightful.
Behavioral Adaptations: Paper identifies specific behavioral features and proper explains them as adaptive for survival. Explanation is clear and insightful.
General Primate Traits: Paper identifies general primate characteristics present in their chosen primate.
Scholarly Resources: Student utilizes the required website and scholarly journals in their paper.
Style: Student follows all style requirements listed in syllabus.
Writing: Paper is overall well written in a clear and organized way with no errors in writing or citation.”