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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 — 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

Monkey (Encyclopædia Britannica)

New World Monkeys (One Zoom)
Old World Monkeys (One Zoom)

Monkey (WolframAlpha)




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

Primatology (Encyclopædia Britannica)

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)

Subject: Monkeys (Library Thing)

Subject: Monkeys (Open Library)

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)


International Primatological Society
American Society of Primatologists

American Society of Mammalogists
The Mammal Society


American Journal of Primatology

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

Monkeys (EurekaAlert, American Association for the Advancement of Science)
Monkeys (bioRxiv: Preprint Server for Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)
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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 March 16, 2023 at 7:54 pm

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