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: nonhuman primate mammal with the exception usually of the lemurs and tarsiers ; especially : any of the smaller longer-tailed catarrhine or platyrrhine primates as contrasted with the apes (monkey, 2015)
are haplorhine ("dry-nosed") primates, a group generally possessing tails and consisting of approximately 260 known living species. Many monkey species are tree-dwelling (arboreal), although there are species that live primarily on the ground, such as baboons. Most species are also active during the day (diurnal). Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent, particularly Old World monkeys.
There are two major types of monkey: New World monkeys (platyrrhines) from South and Central America and Old World monkeys (catarrhines of the superfamily Cercopithecoidea) from Africa and Asia. Hominoid apes (gibbons, orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans), which all lack tails, are also catarrhines but are not considered monkeys. (Tailless monkeys may be called "apes", incorrectly according to modern usage; thus the tailless Barbary macaque is sometimes called the "Barbary ape".) Because Old World monkeys are more closely related to hominoid apes than to New World monkeys, yet the term "monkey" excludes these closer relatives, monkeys are referred to as a paraphyletic group. Consequently, Hominoids are just as far related to New World monkeys as Old World monkeys are. (Monkey, 2015)
Monkey Math: Baboons Show Brain's Ability to Understand Numbers (Science Daily)
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Social behavior of monkeys
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Primate Info net
Nature, Monkey (PBS)
BBC wildlife Finder, old world monkey
Globio Glossopedia, Monkeys
A-Z Animals, Monkey
New World Encyclopedia
Types of Monkeys
Dewey 599.8 Primates (BUBL LINK)
Internet Public Library
Best of the Web
Library of Congress
UPenn Online Books
Barnes and Noble
Open Education Consortium
Curious George Home Page
Alcoholic Monkeys, BBC animals
Monkeys News -- ScienceDaily
Researchers design facial recognition system as less invasive way to track lemurs in wild
A team of researchers has developed a new computer-assisted recognition system that can identify individual lemurs in the wild by their facial characteristics and ultimately help to build a database for long-term research on lemur species.
How antibody treatment led to lasting HIV-like virus remission
Feb 16, 2017
Scientists have found that the presence of the protein alpha-4 beta-7 integrin on the surface of HIV and its monkey equivalent -- simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV -- may help explain why an antibody protected monkeys from SIV in previous experiments.
Monkey fights help explain tipping points in animal societies
Feb 10, 2017
Previous studies of flocks, swarms, and schools suggest that animal societies may verge on a "critical" point -- in other words, they are extremely sensitive and can be easily tipped into a new social regime. A new analysis of pigtail macaque monkeys sheds light on these social 'tipping points' in animal societies.
Successful application of male contraceptive in monkeys
Feb 7, 2017
Results of a study of Vasalgel (TM) in rhesus macaques have been published. Vasalgel is being developed by a social venture as a non-hormonal, long-acting, potentially reversible male contraceptive. It is a polymer hydrogel that works by blocking sperm in the vas deferens. Injection of Vasalgel in sexually mature adult male rhesus monkeys was effective in preventing conception throughout the one-plus year study period.
New Zika vaccine candidate protects mice and monkeys with a single dose
Feb 2, 2017
A new Zika vaccine candidate has the potential to protect against the virus with a single dose, according to a research team. Preclinical tests showed promising immune responses in both mice and monkeys.
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AVA: Complaints on snakes and birds increasing but on monkeys decreased last year - The Online Citizen
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The Online CitizenAVA: Complaints on snakes and birds increasing but on monkeys decreased last yearThe Online CitizenShe explained like in the case of the macaques (a genus of Old World monkeys), while NParks can do a population viability analysis by processing information such as demographic, population, food availability into a formula, the situation is complicated ...
Snakes, birds and monkeys draw crowds at exotic pet expo - WBBJ TV - WBBJ-TV
WBBJ-TVSnakes, birds and monkeys draw crowds at exotic pet expo - WBBJ TVWBBJ-TVJACKSON, Tenn — Thousands of people gathered for a weekend of fun at the exotic pet expo. If you're a fan of exotic birds, or take interest in animals on the ...and more »
Monkeys wander into international terminal - The Hindu - The Hindu
Monkeys wander into international terminal - The HinduThe HinduThey entered through an opening on the roof created during Cyclone Vardah.and more »
Two monkeys 'hang out' inside departure hall at Chennai ... - Hindustan Times
Hindustan TimesTwo monkeys 'hang out' inside departure hall at Chennai ...Hindustan TimesThe monkeys were spotted at Gate 18 near the international terminal's departure hall Sunday evening and they were seen criss-crossing the steel framework ...and more »
Heartwarming pictures capture giant rodent capybaras cuddling up with cats, monkeys and even crocodiles - The Sun
The SunHeartwarming pictures capture giant rodent capybaras cuddling up with cats, monkeys and even crocodilesThe Sun... when hanging out with some of their predatory peers. One snap captures a male resting on the banks of a Paraguay river alongside a group caiman crocodiles. Other heart-warming pictures show the capybara carrying a baby monkey and nuzzling its neck ...
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