Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
New World monkeys. Callitrichidae includes marmosets and tamarins. Cebidae include owl monkeys, capuchin monkeys, and squirrel monkeys.
Prosimians. Five of the eight prosimian families live on Madagascar. They are known as lemurs.
Bonobos. Bonobos are considered to be gentler than chimpanzees. Female bonobos take the role of food distributor, and share mostly with other females and only rarely males.
quadrumanual clambering and occasional brachiation.. Orangutans means "person of the forest". Currently, orangutans are restricted to Borneo and Sumatra.
New World monkeys. The prehensile tail is found only in some neotropical primates, such as the Howler monkey. It is capable of grasping objects, and has a tactile surface on its underside.
Humans. Since we share an evolutionary history with these creatures, studying nonhuman primate behaviour, ecology, and biology can help us reconstruct aspects of our past adaptations and behaviours.
f. Siamangs are considered to have a more closely knit family unit than are gibbons. Although once considered to be gibbons under the genus Hylobates, siamangs are now classified under their own genus Symphalangus. Their social structure, feeding ecology and size is different enough from other Hylobatids to merit their own genus. They are still classified under the same family as gibbons, Hylobatidae.
Pan troglodytes abelii. Abelii is the species name for the Sumatran Orang Utan.
68. Most people do not know that there are now 9 Microcebus species: Microcebus murinus, rufus, myoxinus, berthae, ravelobensis, tavaratra, jollyae, bearae, and mittermeieri. More and more species are being discovered every year.
|All primates are mammals, under the class 'Mammalia'. But what is the scientific name of the primate order?||Primates
Primates. The scientific name of the order is 'Primates' which means "First."
|When a mandrill feels threatened, what may it do?||Primates
yawn. A wide yawn shows off its impressive teeth, which can be 2.5" long. There is a strict hierarchy in a group of mandrills, with one dominant male fathering all the infants. A sole male mandrill may even live in a harem, with 20 females.
|At what time does the dusky titi monkey sing a duet with its partner?||Primates
just after dawn. At dawn a pair will intertwine tails and sing a 'duet' to reinforce their pair-bonds, and to proclaim their territory.
gibbon. The siamang is the largest gibbon species. A gibbon is a lesser ape, unlike the larger and more human-like greater apes such as the gorilla. The throat skin of Hylobates syndactylus inflates to the size of a grapefruit, and acts as a resonator to amplify its deafening calls.
|Which primate is also known as the 'bleeding-heart baboon'?||Primates
gelada. Thesopithecus gelada has a unique and striking pink chest.
|"In the gloom it came along the branches towards me, its round, hypnotic eyes blazing, its spoon-like ears turning to and fro like radar dishes, its white whiskers twitching and moving like sensors; its black hands, with their thin fingers, the third seeming terribly elongated, tapping delicately on the branches as it moved along." What is the primate being described?||Primates
aye-aye. The aye-aye is infamous for its strange appearance. Daubentonia madagascariensis taps trees at night with its long middle finger, and listens intently with its huge ears for grubs under the bark, before exposing them with its rodent-like teeth. The quote in the question is from "The Aye-aye and I" by Gerald Durrell.
|What is strikingly unusual about the proboscis monkey?||Primates
large nose. Both sexes have an unusually large nose, although it is most prominent in males. It being long and pendulous may be irresistable to a potential mate. Nasalis larvatus honks loudly and waves his erect penis at aggressors.