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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

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

  • Primate mothers may carry infants after death as...
    on September 14, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Some primate species may express grief over the death of their infant by carrying the corpse with them, sometimes for months, according to a new UCL-led study - with implications for our understanding of how non-human animals experience emotion.

  • Natural exposure to wildfire smoke increased...
    on September 2, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Rhesus macaques naturally exposed to wildfire smoke early in pregnancy had an increased rate of miscarriage, according to new research.

  • Researchers spot a 'golden' bear while studying...
    on August 23, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    The number of spectacled bears in Peru might be larger than suspected, a new study suggests. A team of researchers studied the population of the endangered species in Northern Peru. By identifying individuals through facial patterns, they were able to estimate the population density in the area and identify an unknown hotspot. Intriguingly, the researchers also observed the first 'golden' bear.

  • New marmoset species discovered in Brazilian...
    on August 12, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    A team of scientists has discovered a new marmoset species in the Brazilian Amazon. Schneider's marmoset is named after professor Horacio Schneider, a pioneer and major contributor to the research of diversity and evolution of monkeys.

  • Drug-resistant bacteria found in the guts of...
    on August 9, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Researchers have found evidence for antibiotic resistance in the gut microbiomes of lemurs living close to humans. The more human contact they have, the more antibiotic resistance there is. Even captive animals who have never been administered an antibiotic carried the resistant microbes.


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  • How gibbon skulls could help us understand the...
    on September 8, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    We have discovered previously unappreciated differences between some male and female gibbons and siamang that could give us new clues about how social behavior affected primate evolution.

  • The world in a drop of water: DNA tool transforms...
    on September 7, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    In their search for pink river dolphins, researchers in the Peruvian Amazon scooped up river water sloshing with genetic material that they hoped could trace the elusive creatures.

  • With no tourist handouts, hungry Bali monkeys...
    on September 3, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Deprived of their preferred food source—the bananas, peanuts and other goodies brought in by tourists now kept away by the coronavirus—hungry monkeys on the resort island of Bali have taken to raiding villagers' homes in their search for something tasty.

  • Young infant's laughter found to share features...
    on September 1, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    A team of researchers from Leiden University, University College London and the University of Amsterdam, has found that human infants laugh in ways that are more like chimpanzees than adult humans. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the group describes their study.

  • Distance learning skills are learnable
    on September 1, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    In the last 18 months, the coronavirus pandemic has made distance learning somewhat of a norm in almost all education levels. In the national surveys on students, the respondents often mention lack of motivation. During distance learning, staying motivated clearly has been challenging.