All i wanted to know is the difference between apes and monkeys (eg.monkeys have tails and apes do not.) I am certain its not that simple but if anyone cares to let me know........
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correct me if i'm wrong
but going through the order primates there are 69 families and 380 species instead of 68 and 379?? wan1one
- Strepsirrhini are primates such as lorises and lemurs.
- Haplorrhini are tarsiers, apes (including humans), and monkeys.
Fully reviewed by Groves (2001c), whose arrangement is followed here, with the addition of some subsequently described species. McKenna and Bell (1997) placed all living Primates in a suborder Euprimates, and reduced Strepsirrhini and Haplorrhini to infraorders; they regarded the Dermoptera as a second suborder of Primates. If Dermoptera are retained as a separate order, as is done here, the need for Euprimates (in a classification of living taxa) disappears and Strepsirrhini and Haplorrhini revert to suborders.
The order Primates has 15 families, 68 genera and 379 species.
|Common Name||Scientific Name||Height||Weight|
|Largest||Western Gorilla||Gorilla gorilla||1,80m||180 kg (400 lb)|
|Smallest||Peters' Mouse Lemur||Microcebus myoxinus||20 cm*||31g (0,068 lb)|
|* Including tail: body + head 6.2cm|