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(Science: zoology) The highest order of mammals. It includes man, together with the apes and monkeys. Cf. Pitheci.

Origin: OE. Primat, F. Primat, L. Primas, -atis one of the first, chief, fr. Primus the first. See Prime. Any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet.Any member of the mammalian order Primates, in which humans are classified within.

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... “tail” abnormalities on humans are evidence of evolution, and at the time of writing they point out that there is “at least one known example of a primate tail that lacks vertebrae, as found in the rudimentary two-inch-long tail of Macaca sylvanus (the 'Barbary ape')”. Rhesus macaque Unfortunately, ...

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by Sumanth001
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Atavism
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Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

I was an anthropology/primate physiology major for awhile,before I ended up switching majors, as hiding out in the jungle with apes (my dream) did not generally pay well ;-) I want to be able to be honest here, even in the face of political ...

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by JGoodall
Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 75
Views: 334212

Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?

... to puncture wounds seeing it has a thick coat and heavy layers of fat, on the other hand a silver back gorilla would have to be the most powerful primate on the planet with an extremely powerful upper body like hymenoptera7 says and an enormously powerful maxilla. The polar bear may match it in ...

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by vk4vfx
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?
Replies: 10
Views: 28379

Re: Elephant: The First Primate?

Primates are certainly more closely related to odd toed ungulates than to even, but I think that is about as far as it goes. Very interesting thought though. Are we equally closely related to walrus or narwhal, or manatees? The origina mermaids! Wouldn't that be a turn up for the books! Seriously th...

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by animartco
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Elephant: The First Primate?
Replies: 1
Views: 4467

Elephant: The First Primate?

Elephant: The First Primate? April 16, 2012 Humans and elephants appear to be evolutionary versions of the same species quite closely related on the family tree. Take another look and consider that humans evolved from elephant ancestors. ...

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by Kully
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Elephant: The First Primate?
Replies: 1
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