Primates

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extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruit; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; their descendents probably include the lemurs; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others co Adapid , Adapid group
any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all ape
any of several extinct humanlike bipedal primates with relatively small brains of the genus Australopithecus; from 1 to 4 million years ago australopithecine
any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates carpal , carpal bone , wrist bone
severe and often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees) caused by the Ebola virus; characterized by high fever and severe internal bleeding; can be spread from person to person; is largely limited to Africa Ebola , Ebola fever , Ebola hemorrhagic fever
slow-moving omnivorous nocturnal primates of tropical Asia; usually tailless family Lorisidae , Lorisidae
tree shrews; in some classifications tree shrews are considered prosimian primates family Tupaiidae , Tupaiidae
family of threadlike RNA viruses that cause diseases in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees) Filoviridae
genus of helical or curved or straight aerobic bacteria with rounded ends and multiple flagella; found in the gastric mucosa of primates (including humans) genus Heliobacter , Heliobacter
genus of extinct primitive African primates of the Miocene epoch; sometimes considered a subgenus of Dryopithecus genus Proconsul
extinct primates; lower Pliocene genus Sivapithecus
any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians) monkey
extinct tiny nocturnal lower primates that fed on fruit and insects; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; probably gave rise to the tarsiers; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only Omomyid , Omomyid group
small order comprising only the tree shrews: in some classifications tree shrews are considered either primates (and included in the suborder Prosimii) or true insectivores (and included in the order Insectivora) order Scandentia , Scandentia
any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet primate
branch of zoology that studies primates primatology
primitive primates having large ears and eyes and characterized by nocturnal habits prosimian
prehistoric hominids or primates resembling humans protohuman
United States psychologist who studied the intelligence of primates (1876-1956) Robert M. Yerkes , Robert Mearns Yerkes , Yerkes
fossil primates found in India Sivapithecus
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