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Primates
Diademed Sifaka
A Diademed Sifaka.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Primates is an order of the Mammalia class.

Appearance

Primates are characterized by large brains relative to other mammals, as well as an increased reliance on stereoscopic vision at the expense of smell, the dominant sensory system in most mammals. These features are more developed in monkeys and apes and noticeably less so in lorises and lemurs. Three-color vision has developed in some primates. Most also have opposable thumbs and some have prehensile tails. Many species are sexually dimorphic; differences include body mass, canine tooth size, and coloration. Primates have slower rates of development than other similarly sized mammals and reach maturity later but have longer lifespans.

Families

Image
Name
Two Howler Monkey Atelidae
Needs Information.
Marmoset Callitricidae
Marmosets and Tamarins.
Common Squirrel Monkey Cebidae
Olive Baboon Closeup Cercopithecidae
Microcebus myoxinus Cheirogaleidae
Aye-aye Daubentoniidae
Galagonidae
Common Chimp Hominidae
Hylobatidae
Diademed Sifaka Indriidae
Lemuridae
Lepilemuridae
Loridae
Philippine Tarsier Tarsiidae

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