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Primate of the Week: Lowland Gorilla

Gorilla gorilla


  • Suborder: Haplorrhini
  • Infraorder: Simiiformes
  • Superfamily: Hominoidea
  • Family: Homindae

Gorillas can be split into two species Gorilla beringei (Eastern gorilla) and Gorilla gorilla… 893 more words


Primate News

  • Genetic opposites attract when chimpanzees choose a mate
    • Via Science Daily
    • Summary: Through the DNA sampling of 150 adult chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania and using variable sites they estimated the genetic similarity between male/female pairs.
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Primate of the Week: Pigtail Macaque

Macaca nemestrina

  • Taxonomy
  • Suborder: Haplorrhini
  • Infraorder: Simiiformes
  • Superfamily: Cercopithecoidea
  • Family: Cercopithecidae
  • Subfamily: Cercopithecinae

The pigtail macaque varies slightly in color by region. Southern pigtail macaques are olive brown on their entire bodies except for the white on their undersides. 736 more words


Biological Anthropology - An Overview

Biological anthropology is one of the four major subfields of anthropology. Very generally, biological anthropology examines the biological development of human beings–meaning that we study everything from human evolution, our evolutionary cousins (other primates), comparative anatomy, osteology (the study of bones), and ecology. 506 more words


Reasons For Optimism (Frans de Waal)

There are plenty of reasons to be pessimistic about our fellow humans these days, but starting a new year is as good a reason as any to embrace a little bit of optimism. 1,022 more words


Primate of the Week: Indri

Indri indriĀ 


  • Suborder: Strepsirrhini
  • Infraorder: Lemuriformes
  • Superfamily: Lemuroidea
  • Family: Indriidae

Indris are arguably the largest Malagasy lemurs. They are unique for their stump like vestigal tail (Pollock, 1975al Powzyk & Thalmann 2003). 1,469 more words


Face and cranial base

Dimitri Neaux and colleagues have published a series of comprehensive analyses on the influence of the cranial base in facial morphology of humans and apes. … 381 more words