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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