Temporal range: Palaeocene - Recent
|Olive Baboon, an Old World monkey|
Primates are a group of mammals that contains all lemurs, monkeys, and apes including humans. There are about 400 species of primates. All primates are similar to humans in some ways, but language is an important difference. Primates have hands with five fingers, fingernails (most other animals have claws). Primates are split into two groups: Strepsirrhini and Haplorrhini. Haplorrhini includes monkeys, tarsiers, and apes, including humans. Strepsirrhini includes lemurs, lorises, galagos (also called bush babies) and the Aye-Aye.
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