order Primates


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Noun1.order Primates - an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beingsorder Primates - an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings
animal order - the order of animals
Eutheria, subclass Eutheria - all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
primate - any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet
Anthropoidea, suborder Anthropoidea - monkeys; apes; hominids
Prosimii, suborder Prosimii - not used in all classifications; in some classifications considered coextensive with the Lemuroidea; in others includes both Lemuroidea and Tarsioidea
Adapid, Adapid group - extinct small mostly diurnal lower primates that fed on leaves and fruit; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; their descendents probably include the lemurs; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins
Lemuroidea, suborder Lemuroidea - Lemuridae; Lorisidae; Daubentoniidae; Indriidae; used in some classifications instead of Prosimii; in others considered a subdivision of Prosimii
Strepsirhini, suborder Strepsirhini - in some classifications either coextensive with the Lemuroidea or comprising the true lemurs
Omomyid, Omomyid group - extinct tiny nocturnal lower primates that fed on fruit and insects; abundant in North America and Europe 30 to 50 million years ago; probably gave rise to the tarsiers; some authorities consider them ancestral to anthropoids but others consider them only cousins
suborder Tarsioidea, Tarsioidea - in some classifications assigned to the suborder Prosimii
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Enthusiasts can order primates, often monkeys originating from South America, online and expect delivery within two days, a Commons inquiry was told.
Biologically, the gorilla is similar to humans and other high order primates. This article concentrates on one startling similarity--the inability of primates to synthesize ascorbic acid commonly known as vitamin C.