strepsirrhine

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strep·sir·rhine

also strep·si·rhine  (strĕp′sə-rīn′)
adj.
Of or designating the primate suborder Strepsirrhini, consisting of the lemurs, lorises, and bush babies, which characteristically have a moist area around the nostrils.
n.
A strepsirrhine primate.

[New Latin Strepsirrhīnī, suborder name : Greek strepsi-, twisted, turned (from strephein, to turn; see streb(h)- in Indo-European roots) + Greek rhīs, rhīn-, nose (from their curved nostrils forming part of their moist nose ).]
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Despite the new evidence, Algeripithecus is still a crucial figure in early primate evolution-but instead as one of the oldest known examples of a crown strepsirhine, the study said.
But, the new analysis suggests the creature belonged to another ancient primate group, the crown strepsirhines.
Crown strepsirhines, which are not related to humans, gave rise to modern-day lemurs, galagos, and lorises.
By contrast, no clear case of deception has yet been reported for strepsirhine primates or tarsiers" (Byrne and Whiten 1992).
Their brains were larger than those of early mammals and were similar in relative size and shape to present-day strepsirhine primates (lemurs, lorises, and galagos).