• Primates
  • Qualitative and quantitative observations made in nonhuman primates suggest that, in some species, mothers encourage their infants' independent locomotion and that encouragement can be considered a form of instruction. (springer.com)
  • The second suborder, the Haplorhini, comprises the primates of the remaining three taxa, which exhibit predominantly diurnal habits (with the exception of tarsiers and one monkey species), enhanced vision and visual communication, and comparatively more continuous (less seasonal) sexual activity and reproduction. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Frugivory is most widely distributed: Most primates eat some fruit, and species strongly committed to frugivory are found in virtually every family. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Figs (Moraceae, Ficus species) are an often a crucial keystone fruit source for forest primates. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Almost 50% of primates are in danger of becoming extinct, according to the criteria of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, one of the reasons being their consumption by humans. (springer.com)
  • This chapter aims at providing an overview of the global use of primates in traditional folk medicines, as well as identifying the species used as remedies associated to folk beliefs. (springer.com)
  • Our results revealed that at least 110 species of primates, belonging to 41 genera and 11 families, are used in traditional folk practices and in magic-religious rituals throughout the world. (springer.com)
  • Of the 110 species of primates recorded in our review, 22 species are classified as Vulnerable, 23 as Endangered, 14 as critically endangered, 7 as Near Threatened, 43 as Least Concern, and 1 classified as data deficient in the most recent IUCN Red List. (springer.com)
  • primate species
  • In contrast, exaggerated swellings are larger in size, and their prevalence is mainly restricted to Old World primate species. (wikipedia.org)
  • Researchers have attempted to determine the characteristics of the primate species displaying these exaggerated swellings. (wikipedia.org)
  • Furthermore, whilst 71% of Old World primate species living in multi-male groups show exaggerated swellings, no females living within single-male groups do. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center has created this series of factsheets as a starting point to find information about the various primate species. (wisc.edu)
  • rhesus
  • A further problem is that the users of only about 10% of the cynomolgus macaques said that they could replace this species by rhesus macaques, which are easier to breed in the UK. (surrey.ac.uk)
  • Africa
  • The species is the etiological agent of African histoplamosis, and is endemic throughout western and central Africa in addition to Madagascar. (wikipedia.org)
  • Papio papio is found in a small portion of western equatorial Africa. (animaldiversity.org)
  • In the Indian Ocean, the species is distributed from South Africa along the east African coastline, including the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. (wikipedia.org)
  • Papio is found in the Ethiopian region, with a mostly continuous distribution in sub-saharan Africa. (animaldiversity.org)
  • pelage
  • The pelage of P. papio is a reddish brown, with significant geographic variation. (animaldiversity.org)
  • In other species of Papio , the youngest animals display a charateristic natal pelage, which differs from adult pelage in color and texture. (animaldiversity.org)
  • Although the natal pelage of P. papio has not been reported, it can be assumed that infants display some differences from adults. (animaldiversity.org)
  • Young animals are always distinctly colored, usually having black fur, but in some species brown or brownish-red pelage characterizes young. (animaldiversity.org)
  • Jong
  • There are no major threats to this species, although it has been locally displaced by agriculture and tree clearance in some parts of the range (T. Butynski and Y. de Jong pers. (iucnredlist.org)
  • prey
  • The species uses its protractile jaws to suck out prey from the sand or reef, and consumes a variety of fish, crustaceans and molluscs. (wikipedia.org)
  • ethiopian
  • č̣əlada), sometimes called the bleeding-heart monkey or the gelada baboon, is a species of Old World monkey found only in the Ethiopian Highlands, with large populations in the Semien Mountains. (wikipedia.org)
  • inhabits
  • The species inhabits a strip of 25 equatorial African countries, very nearly ranging from the east to west coasts of the continent. (wikipedia.org)
  • The species predominantly occupies inshore waters where it inhabits both reef and sandy substrates. (wikipedia.org)
  • In coastal areas the species inhabits rocky and coral reefs as well as open sand flats where it forages for food. (wikipedia.org)
  • diversity
  • However, current knowledge of the morphological, genetic, and behavioral diversity within Papio is too poor to make any final, comprehensive judgment on this matter. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • Analyses of the newly found specimen at Malapa, and the group of fossil specimens traditionally placed in the fossil species P. angusticeps, suggest that P. angusticeps displays anatomy that is consistent with modern baboon populations. (medindia.net)
  • exhibit
  • The Bronx Zoo is the only zoo in the U.S. that breeds the Gelada and is one of only two that exhibit the species. (zooborns.com)
  • range
  • They range in size and weight depending on species. (wikipedia.org)
  • Listed as Least Concern as the species is common, present in several major protected areas, and there are no major range-wide threats believed to be resulting in a significant population decline. (iucnredlist.org)
  • Over a large part of this species' range, it is specific to fire-climax Miombo ( Brachystegia ) woodland. (iucnredlist.org)
  • Each PIN Factsheet covers one or more species, including morphology, ecology, behavior, and conservation with range maps, images, and an extensive glossary of terms to illustrate the text. (wisc.edu)
  • The head-and-body length can range from 50 to 114 cm (20 to 45 in), with a species average of around 85 cm (33 in). (wikipedia.org)
  • considerably
  • The three principal primate foods are fruits, leaves, and insects, but their relative dietary proportions vary considerably across species. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Additionally, the duration of maximal sexual swellings size varies considerably between species. (wikipedia.org)
  • Five
  • Group sizes vary between five and 250 animals (often about 50 or so), depending on specific circumstances, especially species and time of year. (wikipedia.org)
  • occurs
  • This species occurs in southwestern Tanzania (possibly as far north as the Mahale Mountains National Park), in southern Democratic Republic of the Congo, western Zambia (west of the Luangwa River) and in northern Angola. (iucnredlist.org)