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Can someone explain the differences between Tarsiiformes and Simiiformes? How are they seperated?


  • Simiiformes - Simians, the "higher primates" well known to most people: the monkeys and the apes, including humans.
  • Tarsiiformes - Tarsiers (monotypic family Tarsiidae, genus Tarsius) are a genus of prosimian primates, previously classified as strepsirrhines, but now classified as haplorrhines, though still not considered to be simians.


The Suborder Haplorrhini has 8 families, 45 genera and 288 species.


Recognised as an infraorder by McKenna and Bell (1997; see comments under Strepsirrhini); Tarsiiformes and Anthropoidea were regarded as Parvorders.


Please see Wikispecies:Village Pump#Haplorhini for more information.  Paine Ellsworth  put'r there  22:39, 14 April 2017 (UTC)