Order : Primates

  Primates The word Primate comes from the latin "primas" which stands for "one of the first" or "excellent, noble". This table from Wikipedia shows the high difference in weight between sexes for Old world monkeys and a low difference for New world monkeys. The difference between old world monkey and new world monkeys is, besides their range, the structure of the nose and their dental structure. Old world monkey exist in Africa and Asia and New world monkeys are found in Central and South America. Also in the order of primates are the Apes, including gibbons and the great Apes (humans, gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans).

Species Female Male
105 kg (231 lb) 205 kg (452 lb)
62.5 kg (137.5 lb) 78.4 kg (172 lb)
Patas monkey
5.5 kg (12 lb) 10 kg (22 lb)
Proboscis Monkey
9 kg (20 lb) 19 kg (42 lb)
Pygmy Marmoset
120 g (4.2 oz) 140 g (5 oz)

Animals in the order Primates

Allen's swamp monkey
Hairy-eared dwarf lemur
Mexican black howler monkey
Lemurine night monkey
Calabar angwantibo
Central American spider monkey
Black spider monkey
Avahi or woolly lemur
Red uakari
Goeldi's marmoset or Goeldi's monkey
Red-capped mangabey
Diana monkey
Red-bellied monkey
Blue monkey
De Brazza's monkey
Greater dwarf lemur
Fat-tailed dwarf lemur
Angolan colobus
King colobus
Patas monkey
Crowned lemur
Brown lemur
Black lemur
Mongoose lemur
Red-bellied lemur
Pallid needle-clawed galago
Allen's squirrel galago
Senegal galago

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