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Wikipedia: Primate

Some primate families, from top to bottom: Daubentoniidae, Tarsiidae, Lemuridae, Lorisidae, Cebidae, Callitrichidae, Atelidae, Cercopithecidae, Hylobatidae, Hominidae.

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Some primate families, from top to bottom: Daubentoniidae, Tarsiidae, Lemuridae, Lorisidae, Cebidae, Callitrichidae, Atelidae, Cercopithecidae, Hylobatidae, Hominidae.
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Range of the nonhuman primates (green)

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Range of the nonhuman primates (green)
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A visual mnemonic using one's hands to help remember this particular categorization of primates, with the right hand (palm up) representing the apes, and the left hand (palm down) representing the remaining primates. Groupings of simians and prosimians...

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A visual mnemonic using one's hands to help remember this particular categorization of primates, with the right hand (palm up) representing the apes, and the left hand (palm down) representing the remaining primates. Groupings of simians and prosimians...
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A 1927 drawing of chimpanzees, a gibbon (top right) and two orangutans (center and bottom center): The chimp in the upper left is brachiating; the orangutan at the bottom center is knuckle-walking.

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A 1927 drawing of chimpanzees, a gibbon (top right) and two orangutans (center and bottom center): The chimp in the upper left is brachiating; the orangutan at the bottom center is knuckle-walking.
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Homo sapiens is the only living primate species that is fully bipedal

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Homo sapiens is the only living primate species that is fully bipedal
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The Philippine tarsier, once considered a prosimian, is now predominantly considered a haplorrhine.

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The Philippine tarsier, once considered a prosimian, is now predominantly considered a haplorrhine.
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Ring-tailed lemur, a strepsirrhine primate

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Ring-tailed lemur, a strepsirrhine primate
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Emperor tamarin, a New World monkey

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Emperor tamarin, a New World monkey
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Primate crania with brain masses indicated

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Primate crania with brain masses indicated
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An 1893 drawing of the hands and feet of various primates

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An 1893 drawing of the hands and feet of various primates
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Vervet hindfoot showing fingerprint ridges on the sole

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Vervet hindfoot showing fingerprint ridges on the sole
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Distinct sexual size dimorphism can be seen between the female and two male Hamadryas baboons.

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Distinct sexual size dimorphism can be seen between the female and two male Hamadryas baboons.
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Diademed sifaka, a lemur that is a vertical clinger and leaper

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Diademed sifaka, a lemur that is a vertical clinger and leaper
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Japanese macaques bathing together in Jigokudani Hot Springs

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Japanese macaques bathing together in Jigokudani Hot Springs
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Chimpanzees are social animals.

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Chimpanzees are social animals.
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A Crab-eating macaque breastfeeding her baby

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A Crab-eating macaque breastfeeding her baby
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Leaf eating mantled guereza, a species of black-and-white colobus

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Leaf eating mantled guereza, a species of black-and-white colobus
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Foraging crab-eating macaques temporarily store food in their cheek pouches.

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Foraging crab-eating macaques temporarily store food in their cheek pouches.
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Rhesus macaque at Agra Fort, India

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Rhesus macaque at Agra Fort, India
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Capuchin monkeys' manual dexterity is one reason they can assist quadriplegic humans.

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Capuchin monkeys' manual dexterity is one reason they can assist quadriplegic humans.
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The critically endangered Sumatran orangutan

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The critically endangered Sumatran orangutan
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The critically endangered Cross River gorilla

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The critically endangered Cross River gorilla
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