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member of the mammalian order Primates, which includes humans, apes, monkeys, and prosimians, or lower primates. The group can be traced to the late Cretaceous period, where members were forest dwellers.
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Neoplasia in prosimians: case series from a captive prosimian population and literature review.
A major focus of recent paleoanthropological research has been to establish the origin of anthropoid primates (monkeys, apes and humans) from earlier and more primitive primates known as prosimians (lemurs, tarsiers and their extinct relatives).
They were traditionally divided into two major groups: prosimians and simians (or anthropoids) (e.g., Fleagle, 1999).
Primate T-lymphotropic virus distribution among wild simian and prosimian species.
These results suggest that anthropometric data may be useful in distinguishing between prosimian subspecies.
In an effort to overcome this, an exploratory study was conducted using bush babies, a small African prosimian, as a model to identify critical aspects regarding decomposition during summer in the southeast U.S.
Many prosimian, monkey, and ape species have hypoglossal-canal-mouth ratios that reach or exceed the modern human range, DeGusta's team reports in the Feb.
Prosimian primates, such as bushbabies, also exhibit LHB.
Tired of trying to determine who's who among their prosimian primates, staff at the Duke University Primate Center in Durham, N.C., this month began injecting microchips into the animals.
Bushbabies are prosimian primates which exhibit consistent sex ratio biases in favor of male offspring.
The small-eared bushbaby (Otolemur garnettii) is a nocturnal prosimian primate.
Ward of Memphis (Tenn.) State University describes a left-hand bias in food-reaching among members of several prosimian species housed in zoos, including black-and-white ruffed lemurs, black lemurs, ring-tailed lemurs and lesser bushbabies.