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The branch of zoology that deals with primates.

pri′ma·to·log′i·cal (-tl-ŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
pri′ma·tol′o·gist n.


(Zoology) relating to primatology
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Species Survival Plan, The Humane Society of the United States, European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, former chimpanzee laboratory veterinarians including the former president of Chimp Haven, the International Primatological Society, Prof.
Chapter three deals with the argument of "orangutan copulation, orangutan motherhood and women as primatologists impose(ing) primatological narratives and interpretations in ways that engender and perpetuate dualisms related to nature/culture, masculinity/femininity, and heterosexuality/homosexuality" (pg.
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Our ability to address issues such as these will strongly benefit from an archaeological approach, and an ability to see beyond behaviourally modern primates will offer new perspectives on both the relevance of primatological referents to human evolution, and on the variability and time depth of non-human primate behaviour.
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We need comparable methods of data collection among researchers dealing with 2 million year old hominin sites and modern primatological assemblages," he added.
Scientists meeting at the International Primatological Society Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland hope that the report will help spur action to save mankind's nearest relatives, such as chimpanzees, orang-utans, gibbons and lemurs.