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Research Paper

  • Submitted by: jhunex
  • on March 10, 2011
  • Category: History
  • Length: 1,102 words

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Pepito M. Alipao III                                                                          Ms. Kaye Lim
                                                RESEARCH PAPERS
This research paper let you know all about the thing you need to know on primates. This will also inform you all the type of primates. This will also let you learn all about the new world monkeys and old world monkeys. And also where they came from and what do they do and how do they do to survive their everyday life.

A primate is a member of the biological order Primates, the group that contains prosimians) and simians  With the exception of humans, who inhabit every continent on Earth,  most primates live in tropical or subtropical regions of the Americas, Africa and Asia. Primates range in size from the Madame Berthe's Mouse Lemur, which weighs only 30 grams (1.1 oz) to the Mountain Gorilla weighing 200 kilograms (440 lb). According to fossil evidence, the primitive ancestors of primates may have existed in the late Cretaceous period around 65 million years ago, and the oldest known primate is the Late Paleocene Plesiadapis, c. 55–58 million years ago. Molecular clock studies suggest that the primate branch may be even older, originating in the mid-Cretaceous period around 85 mya.
The Primates order has traditionally been divided into two main groupings: prosimians and simians. Prosimians have characteristics most like those of the earliest primates, and included the lemurs of Madagascar, lorisiforms and tarsiers. Simians included the monkeys and apes. More recently, taxonomists have created the suborder Strepsirrhini, or curly-nosed primates, to include non-tarsier prosimians and the suborder Haplorrhini, or dry-nosed primates, to include tarsiers and the simians. Simians are divided into two groups: the platyrrhines ("flat nosed") or New World monkeys of South and Central America and the catarrhine (narrow nosed) monkeys of Africa and southeastern...

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