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Aegyptopithecus zeuxis

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A genus and species of early catarrhine Primates, known from abundant remains, including several nearly complete skulls, from the early Oligocene of the Jebel al-Qatrani Formation, Fayum,...

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Haplorrhini

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(cohort Unguiculata, order Primates)

A suborder that comprises the anthropoids (suborder Simiiformes, with the superfamilies Ceboidea, Cercopithecoidea, and Hominoidea) and the...

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hominoid

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A member of the superfamily of primates, the Hominoidea. Its living species include humans, two species of chimpanzee, the gorilla, the orangutan, and nine species of gibbon. See...

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Parapithecidae

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(order Primates, suborder Simiiformes)

An extinct family of primates which lived during the Eocene and Oligocene in Egypt; Eocene fossils from Burma are sometimes included in the...

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Simiiformes

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; cohort Unguiculata, order Primates)

A suborder (or infra-order) that comprises the monkeys (Ceboidea and Cercopithecoidea), apes, and humans (Hominoidea). Old World monkeys and...

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Victoriapithecus

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The earliest known member of the Cercopithecoidea. Together with a related, more poorly known genus, Prohylobates, it is now placed in a family, Victoriapithecidae, separate from advanced...

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