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proto-primates
2015-01-20 13:02:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the earliest primates, Purgatorius, was a small, rodent-like mammal thought to have lived along forest floors after the extinction of the dinosaurs. However, a new study – based on the creatures’ ankle bones from researchers at Yale University – has found that these "proto-primates" actually lived in trees. Researchers had suspected that Purgatorius lived in trees at one point, but thought they started out on the ground....

Saimiri vanzolinii
2015-01-14 16:56:00

Thanks to an extensive research effort by a large international team, endangered monkeys in the Amazon have been found to be much more diverse than previously thought.

orangutan
2015-01-10 13:29:43

An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo is a “non-human person” who has been unlawfully deprived of her freedom, ruled an appeals court in that country in December.

2014-12-29 23:01:05

Lemur Conservation Foundation is embarking on a journey to design and build a 4,000 square foot multi-purpose 'Living Building Challenge' facility that will provide a place for visitors

Campbell's mona monkeys
2014-12-16 15:54:40

Guess we're not as far from Planet of the Apes as we thought...

drunk monkeys
2014-12-03 06:36:50

According to predominant theories, man harnessed the power of fermentation and began to imbibe roughly 9,000 years ago. However, our capacity to metabolize alcohol popped up around 10 million years ago.

2014-10-29 23:14:40

Lemur Conservation Foundation welcomes the public to visit the unique facility each year.

2014-09-25 23:03:15

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, from 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes the public to attend a gala to celebrate primates. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 25,

2014-09-18 23:11:22

The KeepSafe Project will hold its second annual event at Millbrook School's Trevor Zoo on Saturday, October 18, 2014.

2014-09-06 12:20:22

BASEL, Switzerland, September 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As one of the last airlines of its kind, Air France is ready to take on animal transports for research facilities.


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Brown Spider Monkey, Ateles hybridus
2014-04-28 09:58:59

Brown Spider Monkeys have long and thin limbs with their forelimbs being longer than their hind limbs. They also have a distinctive 75 centimeter long flexible and thin prehensile tail which at times acts like a fifth limb. The tip is hairless with ridged skin for better grip. All of these features of their body make it possible for them to climb trees and high elevations, hang and swing from one tree to another without having to lower themselves to the ground frequently. Their hands are...

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,...

Sunda Slow Loris, Nycticebus coucang
2014-04-16 11:22:42

The Sunda slow loris (Nycticebus coucang), also known as the greater slow loris, is a primate that can be found in Singapore, western areas of Malaysia, southern areas of Thailand, and Indonesia. This species prefers to reside in tropical rainforests but can be found in other habitats. It was first discovered in 1770 by Dutchman Arnout Vosmaer, who described it as a sloth, and was later classified with all other known lorises as a single species. Today, the Sunda slow loris is one of nine...

Gray Langurs
2014-04-10 16:46:11

Gray langurs, also known as Hanuman langurs, are members of the Semnopithecus genus, which contains seven species of Old World monkeys. Members of this genus can be found in a large range on the Indian subcontinent, preferring to reside in forested areas or semi-wooded areas at low or moderate elevations, although some species can be found as high as 13,000 feet above sea level. Until 2001, Semnopithecus entellus was the only species classified within this genus. When it was separated into...

Yellow-Tailed Woolly Monkey, Oreonax flavicauda
2014-04-10 14:40:56

The Yellow-Tailed Woolly Monkey (Oreonax flavicauda) is a New World monkey that is native to Peru. It is a rare primate species that is found only in the Peruvian Andes, in the departments of Amaxonas and San Martin, along with the bordering areas of La Libertad, Huanuco, and Loreto. This woolly monkey was, at first, under the Lagothrix genera with other woolly monkeys, but because of debatable primary sources, they have been placed under the Oreonax genera. This genus has been suggested to...

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immane
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.
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