Category Archives: Primates


Miocene Epoch monkey-ape transitional genus (Proconsul) Old World monkey of the Oligocene Epoch (Aegyptopithecus Zeuxis) Hornless rhinoceros (Indricotherium): The largest known mammal from the Oligocene Epoch Primate-like Mammals Humans and the great apes (large apes) of Africa — chimpanzees (including … Continue reading

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Four Modern Primates

These hands reflect locomotion and survival strategies of four modern primates. The tarsier, a leaper and clinger, has large finger pads; the gibbon has long, strong fingers for swinging; the chimp can manipulate crude tools with its stubby thumb; the … Continue reading

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The Gorilla is a Mighty Primate

The Gorilla is a Mighty Primate: When excited, or to intimidate an enemy, a male gorilla pounds his chest. He stands on his legs and slaps his cupped hands against his chest. Gorillas are the largest primates in the world, and … Continue reading

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  Orangutans are currently only found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra The orangutans are the only surviving species of the subfamily Ponginae, which also included several other species, such as the three extinct species of the genus Gigantopithecus, … Continue reading

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