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2011-03-30 07:25:00

A team of researchers studying Old World monkeys have found that the primates have better numerical skills than previously believed, BBC News reports. They found, using a basic numeracy test, that long-tail macaques were able to determine which of two plates had more raisins. However, in strange fashion, the macaques only excelled in the basic test if they were not allowed to eat the raisins used in the experiment. The results of the experiments show that the animals have the ability to...

2011-03-17 17:41:07

The tendency to perceive others as "us versus them" isn't exclusively human but appears to be shared by our primate cousins, a new study led by Yale researchers has found. In a series of ingenious experiments, Yale researchers led by psychologist Laurie Santos showed that monkeys treat individuals from outside their groups with the same suspicion and dislike as their human cousins tend to treat outsiders, suggesting that the roots of human intergroup conflict may be evolutionarily quite...

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2011-03-10 14:19:54

Chimpanzees, gorillas and other primate, including humans, share similar aging rates and mortality gender gap A new study says chimps, gorillas and other primates grow old gracefully much like humans. The findings come from the first-ever multi-species comparison of primate aging patterns reported in the March 11 issue of Science. It was long thought that humans, who have relatively long life spans, age more slowly than other animals. But new research funded by the National Science...

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2011-01-20 08:15:06

According to research conducted at the Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University, the commonly held belief that oral contraceptives cause weight gain appears to be false. The results of the study are published online and will appear in next month's edition of the journal Human Reproduction. "A simple Google search will reveal that contraceptives and the possibility that they may cause weight gain is a very highly debated topic," said Alison Edelman,...

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2010-12-02 07:48:55

What sets mankind's closest relatives "” monkeys, apes, and other primates "” apart from other animals? According to a new study, one answer is that primates are less susceptible to the seasonal ups and downs "” particularly rainfall"” that take their toll on other animals. The findings may also help explain the evolutionary success of early humans, scientists say. The study appeared online in the November 30 issue of American Naturalist. "Wild animals deal with a...

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2010-10-27 10:05:00

A team of biologists have discovered a new species of monkey--one that sports almost entirely black fur, a long tail, and an upturned nose which makes it sneeze when it rains. The primatologists, led by Ngwe Lwin of the Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association (BANCA), discovered the new species, dubbed Rhinopithecus strykeri, in the high-altitude region of the Kachin State, Northeastern Myanmar. They describe their findings in an article published in the most recent edition of the...

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2010-10-01 08:35:00

Typically, monkeys don't know what to make of a mirror. They may ignore it or interpret their reflection as another, invading monkey, but they don't recognize the reflection as their own image. Chimpanzees and people pass this "mark" test "” they obviously recognize their own reflection and make funny faces, look at a temporary mark that the scientists have placed on their face or wonder how they got so old and grey. For 40 years, scientists have concluded from this type of behavior...

2010-08-31 07:00:00

STURGIS, S.D., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Monkey Rock Group, Inc., "the Company" (OTC Bulletin Board: MKRO) announced today that Guns N' Roses, who made their only U.S. concert appearance of the year on Friday August 13th 2010 at the inaugural Rock N' Rev Festival, performed at the Company's property in Sturgis, South Dakota. Guns N' Roses closed the Rock N' Rev festival in front of an estimated 12,000 fans. Friday Morning Quarterback (known as FMQB), a trade magazine which covers the...

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2010-07-15 06:25:00

Fossils unveiled on Wednesday reveal that the last ancestor shared by monkeys and humans lived most likely between 24 and 28 million years ago, which is several million years later than previously assumed. A partial skull of an unknown species was found in western Saudi Arabia that rewrites the timeline of primate evolution and fills in a vast gap in the fossil record, researchers said. Previous genome-based analysis put the split between hominoids (apes and humans) and cercopithecoids (Old...

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2010-07-02 07:25:00

We meet a multitude of people on a daily basis: the nice waitress in the coffee shop around the corner, the bus driver or colleagues at the office. Without the ability to recognize faces at first glance we would not be able to distinguish between people. Monkeys also possess the remarkable ability to differentiate faces of group members and to extract the relevant information about the individual directly from the face. With the help of the so called Thatcher illusion, scientists of the Max...


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Northern Muriqui, Brachyteles hypoxanthus
2014-04-17 13:48:56

The Northern Muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) is an endangered muriqui, meaning woolly spider monkey, species that is endemic to Brazil. It is rare among primates in that it shows egaliterian social relationships. It can be found in the Atlantic forest region of the Brazilian states of Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro. Muriquis are the biggest species of New World monkeys. The northern muriqui can grow up to 4.3 feet tall. This species feeds mostly on leaves and twigs,...

Panamanian Night Monkey, Aotus zonalis
2014-04-11 13:07:14

The Panamanian night monkey (Aotus zonalis), also known as the Chocoan night monkey, is a species of night monkey that can be found in Panama and Chocó in Colombia and it is thought to be found in Costa Rica, although this cannot be confirmed. This species prefers to reside many habitats including coffee plantations and secondary forests. Although it is classified as a distinct species, it is thought that this monkey may be a subspecies of the gray-bellied night monkey. The Panamanian...

White-headed Capuchin, Cebus capucinus
2012-07-13 14:39:09

The white-headed Capuchin (Cebus capucinus) is a New World monkey that is native to Central America, as well as the far northwestern area of South America. It is also known as the white-faced capuchin and the white-throated capuchin. Its Central American range includes Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama. Reports have shown that it may occur in southern Belize and eastern Guatemala, but these reports have not been confirmed. Its South American range is limited to the northwestern area...

White-fronted Capuchin, Cebus albifrons
2012-07-05 09:37:06

The white-fronted capuchin (Cebus albifrons) is New World monkey that can be found in seven South American countries. Its range includes Peru, Ecuador, Trinidad and Tobago, Bolivia, Venezuela, Columbia, and Brazil. This monkey can live in many different forest habitats, depending on its location. It can live in flooded forests, arid forests, and in forests growing over white sand. It also thrives in areas with "high caatinga" growth. The white-fronted capuchin has a large range covering...

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2007-06-25 11:01:45

The Three-striped Night Monkey, Aotus trivirgatus, also known as Northern Night Monkey or Northern Owl Monkey, is one of several species of owl monkeys currently recognized. It is found in Venezuela and north-central Brazil. Like other owl monkeys, the Three-striped Night Monkey lives in woodlands including rain forest. It is mainly black, with striking white markings on its face. Its body size is 10.6 to 18.9 inches, and its tail is about the same length again. Adults weigh up to 36...

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