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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 — Merriam-Webster   See also   OneLook


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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Primatology is the scientific study of primates. It is a diverse discipline at the boundary between mammalogy and anthropology, and researchers can be found in academic departments of anatomy, anthropology, biology, medicine, psychology, veterinary sciences and zoology, as well as in animal sanctuaries, biomedical research facilities, museums and zoos.[2] Primatologists study both living and extinct primates in their natural habitats and in laboratories by conducting field studies and experiments in order to understand aspects of their evolution and behavior. — Wikipedia

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What is Primatology (Primate Info Net, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center)

Mammalogy is the study of mammals – a class of vertebrates with characteristics such as homeothermic metabolism, fur, four-chambered hearts, and complex nervous systems. Mammalogy has also been known as “mastology,” “theriology,” and “therology.” The major branches of mammalogy include natural history, taxonomy and systematics, anatomy and physiology, ethology, ecology, and management. — Wikipedia

Mammalogy (Encyclopædia Britannica)

The Science of Mammalogy (The American Society of Mammalogists)




DDC: 599.84 Callitrichid Monkeys (Library Thing)
DDC: 599.85 Cebid Monkeys (Library Thing)
DDC: 599.86 Old World Monkeys (Library Thing)

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LCC: QL 737.P9 Monkeys (UPenn Online Books)
Subject: Monkeys (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: QL 737.P9 Monkeys (Library of Congress)
Subject: Monkeys (Library of Congress)

Subject: Monkeys (WorldCat)




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Primatology Career Center (Primate Info Net, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center)

Careers in Mammalogy (American Society of Mammalogists)

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists (CareerOneStop, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration)


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Journal of Mammalogy (American Society of Mammalogists)
Mammalian Species (American Society of Mammalogists)
Mammal Review (The Mammal Society)

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Monkeys News -- ScienceDaily Monkeys in the news. From squirrel monkeys to baboons, read all the latest research about monkeys.

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    on September 22, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    Primate species with better color vision are not more likely to have red skin or fur coloration, as previously thought.

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    on September 21, 2023 at 2:57 pm

    New research has found that monkeys increase their use of scent markings to compensate for human noise pollution. The study has investigated how primates change their communication strategies in response to noise pollution. The researchers studied endangered pied tamarins (Saguinus bicolor), which use both vocal calls and scent markings. The researchers found that the frequency of scent marking directly increased in line with noise decibel levels.

  • Researchers to study Alzheimer's disease in...
    on September 6, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    Neuroscientists created the first non-human primate model of hereditary Alzheimer's in marmosets to accelerate the pace of drug discovery and rebuild the foundation for future translational studies.

  • Human shoulders and elbows first evolved as...
    on September 6, 2023 at 12:25 am

    Researchers report that the flexible shoulders and elbows that allow us to throw a football or reach a high shelf may have evolved as a natural braking system that let our primate ancestors get out of trees without dying. The researchers used sports-analysis software to compare the climbing movements of chimpanzees and small monkeys called mangabeys. While the animals climb up trees similarly, the researchers found that the shallow, rounded shoulder joints and shortened elbow bones that chimps […]

  • Male crested macaques more likely to respond to...
    on August 29, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    When infants are involved in agonistic conflicts, male crested macaques (Macaca nigra) are more likely to respond to screams from their own offspring. This is the conclusion of a recent study led by behavioral ecologists. The researchers studied the behavior of crested macaques in the Tangkoko Nature Reserve on Sulawesi, Indonesia, over a 24-month period (2008 to 2010). - latest science and technology news stories internet news portal provides the latest news on science including: Physics, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Space Science, Earth Science, Environment, Health and Medicine.

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    on September 29, 2023 at 4:37 pm

    Amid expressions of outrage and disgust over a nonconsensual kiss between the male head of Spanish soccer and a Women's World Cup-winning player, there was also laughter.

  • Colorful primates don't have better color vision,...
    on September 21, 2023 at 11:00 pm

    Primate species with better color vision are not more likely to have red skin or fur coloration, as previously thought.

  • Monkeys cause a stink in response to human noise
    on September 20, 2023 at 10:00 pm

    New research has found that monkeys increase their use of scent markings to compensate for human noise pollution.

  • Wild animals leave DNA on plants, making them...
    on September 19, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    The world is losing animals at an alarming rate due to habitat degradation, climate change and illegal human activities in the wildlife protected areas. In fact, it is estimated that, by 2100, more than half of Africa's bird and mammal species could be lost.

  • Grassland expansion was not a main driver of...
    on September 19, 2023 at 10:40 am

    Mammal evolution in Africa, including that of modern human ancestors, through the late Cenozoic (Plio-Pleistocene, ~5.3 million years ago) may not have been driven by the expansion of grasslands as previously thought, new research has suggested.


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