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Simian
Temporal range: Middle Eocene – Recent
Lar Gibbon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Haeckel, 1866
Families

Parvorder Platyrrhini:

  • Callitrichidae
  • Cebidae
  • Aotidae
  • Pitheciidae
  • Atelidae

Parvorder Catarrhini:

The simians (infraorder Simiiformes) are the "higher primates" familiar to most people are the Old World monkeys and apes, including humans and the New World monkeys. Simians tend to be larger than the "lower primates" or prosimians.

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