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Primate Taxonomy

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12) Primates, whether they live on the ground or above it, rely on sight more than smell to explore their environment. Grasping hands, feet, and in some cases, tails, are used in moving through the habitat and obtaining food. A red howler monkey uses his tail to climb up a tree in a South American rain forest.
Notes: A red howler monkey uses his tail to climb up a tree in a South American rain forest.
Scientific name: Alouatta seniculus
This text recaps some of the features that define the primates.
Photo © by: Roy Fontaine

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