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anthropoid

any primate of the suborder Anthropoidea, including monkeys, apes, and man

anthropoid

[′an·thrə‚pȯid]
(vertebrate zoology)
Pertaining to or resembling the Anthropoidea.
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Other races descend from pre-Adamite anthropoids or the coupling of Eve and Satan (which some rabbinic traditions saw as the source of Cain).
Scientists disagree on how the major groups of living New World monkeys are related to each other and how they fit into the anthropoid suborder, which also includes Old World monkeys (found mainly in Africa and Asia), apes, and humans.
Daniel Gebo, from the Northern Illinois University, explained: "The tiny size and very basal evolutionary position of Archicebus support the idea that the earliest primates, as well as the common ancestor of tarsiers and anthropoids, were miniscule.
Humans and other anthropoid primates, such as monkeys and apes, are the only groups that deviate from this pattern, it found.
However, fairly little is known about the limits of color vision in New World anthropoids like Cebus apella, although the topic is under investigation (Jacobs, Neitz, Deegan, & Neitz, 1996; Silveira, Lee, Yamada, Kremers, & Hunt, 1998).
This is especially true of our suborder, the anthropoids, and our family, the hominids.
Such evidence about limits on musculoskeletal variation is typically rare in mammals, with these findings having important implications regarding the evolution of the feeding apparatus in humans and other anthropoids.
The nearly 40-million-year-old fossil adds to evidence that anthropoids, a primate group that includes monkeys, apes, and humans, originated in Asia, according to a team led by Laurent Marivaux of Universite Montpellier II in France.
He recently identified in China evidence of an unexpected radiation of anthropoid primates that predates the earliest African forms; this led him to postulate that early anthropoids originated in Asia rather than Africa.
Included in the study are some of the oldest fossil anthropoids, the group that includes monkeys, apes and humans,-- from the Fayum Depression in Egypt.
An African fossil find suggested that ancient apes branched out in several directions 15 million years ago (156: 132), while other fossils fueled controversy over whether anthropoids originated in Asia or Africa (156: 244*).
Washington, June 5 ( ANI ): A new form of anthropoid primate discovered in Myanmar (Burma), has added to mounting evidence that anthropoids - a family that includes monkeys, apes and humans - evolved in Asia and subsequently migrated to Africa.