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Unformatted text preview: Some (not all) have prehensile tails Only primates with prehensile tails All other New World monkeys (Capuchin, Howler, Spider) B. Old World Monkeys and Apes – Catarrhini (hook-nosed) • Show greatest variation • Terrestrial and arboreal forms • Tend to be larger than New World Primates • Found Africa, India, SE Asia, and Japan • Represent two superfamilies and four families o Cercopithecoidea (Old World Monkeys) One family ( Cercopithecids ) Examples: baboons, macaques, and proboscis monkeys o Hominoidea (Apes and Humans); three families Hylobatidae – gibbons and siamangs Pongidae – orangutans Hominidae – gorillas, chimps, humans, and early ancestors Homininae – only humans and their immediate ancestors...
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- Spring '09
- Biological Anthropology, New World Monkeys, old world monkeys, Callitrichidae Insectivorous