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Primates

A primate is a mammal. Most primates live in tropical or subtropical regions of the Americas, Africa and Asia.They range in size from Madame Berthe's mouse lemur, which weighs only 30 g (1 oz), to the eastern lowland gorilla, weighing over 200 kg (440 lb).
Primates are characterized by large brains relative to other mammals, Depending on the species, adults may live in solitude, in mated pairs, or in groups of up to hundreds of members.

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Primates include apes, lemurs, monkeys, orangutans,gorillas and chimpanzees. The order Primates, with its 300 or more species, is the third most diverse order of mammals, after rodents  Although there are some notable variations between some primate groups, they share several anatomic and functional characteristics reflective of their common ancestry. When compared with body weight, the primate brain is larger than that of other terrestrial mammals In all primates  the hallux diverges from the other toes and together with them forms a pincer capable of grasping objects such as branches.

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