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Primate of the Week: Black Spider Monkey

Ateles paniscus  


  • Suborder: Haplorrhini
  • Infraorder: Simiiformes
  • Family: Atelidae
  • Subfamily: Atelinae

Black spider monkeys are one of the seven species of new world monkey within the Ateles genus (Groves, 2001). 905 more words


I Got Your Hippie Ape, Right Here

Spotting my bonobo-themed T-shirt, a woman recently approached to say that they were her favorite primates.

“Not humans?” I asked, but I knew better. Thanks to Frans de Waal and other primatological popularizers, bonoboism has become widespread. 1,103 more words


Primate News of the Week

  • Monkey fights help explain tipping points in animal societies
    • Source: Santa Fe Institute
    • Summary: Through studying pigtail macaque monkeys within a captive in order to establish if there was a critical point of monkey conflict behaviors that predicted large scale brawls and critical points within monkey society that could lead to entirely new monkey regime.
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Primate of the Week: Chimpanzees

Pan troglodytes


  • Suborder: Haplorrhini
  • Infraorder: Simiiformes
  • Superfamily: Hominoidea
  • Family: Hominidae
  • Genus: Pan
  • Species: troglodytes
    • Chimps can be split into four separate subspecies
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How to deal with the Donald

I wrote this as US journalists were silenced by a mixture of amazement and embarrassment that anyone could tell such blatant lies. Due to a computer upgrade, I’ve only now been able to publish it. 1,943 more words

Monkey Fights and Explanations

I have to apologize for my last post. It seems that the lovely article I slaved over (ok I wrote it in 30, edited it in 20) previously published without any text. 1,440 more words

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