3.1 Diurnal living

In three particular respects, anthropoids have evolved features that have given them a competitive edge over other animals, especially prosimian primates. They have a diurnal instead of a nocturnal pattern of activity, they form all year round male-female relationships and live in social groups (which evolved differently and independently in lemurs), and they communicate extensively through gestures and vocalisation.

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