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A mammal of the order Primates, which includes the anthropoids and prosimians, characterized by refined development of the hands and feet, a shortened snout, and a large brain.

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An extinct mollusk that had a spiral shaped shell.Ammonites are preserved as fossils. Ammonites were especially abundant during the Mesozoic Era.


Animals; Primates

British zoologist whose study of the lives and habitats of chimpanzees has greatly increased of primate behavior.


Animals; Primates

The largest genus of primates by size. Mountain gorilla has robust build with long, muscular arms, a massive chest, and broad hands.


Animals; Primates

Gorillas are big mammals that live in the grounds of the forests of Central Africa. Their diet is mostly herbivorous, and their DNA is really similar to the human one (between the 95-99%). There ...

squirrel monkey

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Either of two small, long-tailed monkeys, Saimiri oerstedii of Central America and Saimiri sciureus of South America, having a small white face with black muzzle and gold, brown, or greenish fur; ...

howler monkey

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Any large, prehensile-tailed tropical American monkey of the genus Alouatta, the males of which make a howling noise: some species are endangered.


Animals; Primates

Any of several medium-sized, tree-dwelling Amazon basin monkeys of the genus Cacajao, the only New World monkeys having a short tail; all are now rare.

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