monkey : a 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 — Webster
Monkeys are haplorhine (“dry-nosed”) primates, a group generally possessing tails and consisting of about 260 known living species. There are two distinct lineages of monkeys: New World Monkeys and catarrhines. Apes emerged within the catarrhines with the Old World monkeys as a sister group, so cladistically they are monkeys as well. However, traditionally apes are not considered monkeys, rendering this grouping paraphyletic. The equivalent monophyletic clade are the simians. 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. — Wikipedia
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- Primates and non-primates differ in the...on June 3, 2022 at 2:00 pm
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- Bat brains organized for echolocation and flighton May 25, 2022 at 7:17 pm
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The human facial action coding system, or FACS, has been developed as a tool for cross-species systematic comparisons of facial muscles to help interpret the resulting facial expressions of the common marmoset. The new CalliFACS detected facial mobility in marmosets similar to other non-human primates.
- How anesthetics affect brain functionson May 24, 2022 at 3:06 pm
Researchers have used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study the precise spatial distribution of synchronously working brain regions in anesthetized humans, long-tailed macaques, common marmosets and rats. The scientists were able to show that the areas where burst-suppression is evident differ significantly in primates and rodents.
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- How technology allows us to reveal secrets of...on June 30, 2022 at 1:47 pm
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- Evolutionary tree of life: modern science is...on June 24, 2022 at 2:10 pm
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- Gut microbiota of wild Assamese macaques become...on June 20, 2022 at 1:48 pm
The bacteria in the gut are crucial for our health. They contribute to the development of an effective immune system and ward off pathogens. However, when harmful gut bacteria multiply or beneficial ones are lost, one develops health problems. But even in healthy people, the intestinal flora changes with old age. Anti-inflammatory bacteria become rarer, and species linked to inflammatory processes are added. Thus, in each individual, an increasingly unique community of different gut bacteria […]
- To treat or to tolerate pathogens, that is the...on June 16, 2022 at 6:27 pm
Why do some people seem to never get sick while others consistently fall prey to viruses and bacteria? How can the spouse of a sick person avoid catching their partner's bug despite sleeping next to them every night? Questions like these have become top-of-mind for many people during the COVID-19 pandemic, and scientists are now a big step closer to answering them thanks to some aquatic helpers: tadpoles.
- Iran says rocket launch coming after photos show...on June 15, 2022 at 1:04 pm
Iran acknowledged Wednesday it plans two tests for its new solid-fueled rocket after satellite photos showed preparations at a desert launch pad previously used in the program, even as tensions remain high over Tehran's rapidly advancing nuclear program.
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