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capuchin monkey for sale, The majority of mammals of the suborder Simiiformes, also referred to as the simians, may be referred to as “monkeys” in popular usage. However, in the broader sense based on cladistics, apes (Hominoidea) are also included, making the terms monkeys and simians synonyms in regards to their scope. Traditionally, all animals in the group now known as simians are counted as monkeys except the apes, which constitutes an incomplete paraphyletic grouping.reference needed

Geoffroy combined the apes with the Cercopithecidae family of monkeys in 1812 and gave them the scientific name Catarrhini, which is French for “Old World monkeys” (singes de l’Ancien Monde).The Platyrrhini (New World monkeys) is the living sibling of the Catarrhini in the monkey (“singes”) group.Approximately nine million years before the Cercopithecidae and apes diverged.


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