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- n. Any member of the clade Haplorhini of dry-nosed primates.
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In an article now available online in the Journal of Human Evolution, four scientists present evidence that the 47-million-year-old Darwinius masillae is not a haplorhine primate like humans, apes and monkeys, as the 2009 research claimed.
Gorilla has one of the lowest levels of encephalization of any haplorhine primate, and the much higher level of encephalization of all the australopithecines suggests a diet of significantly higher quality than that of this genus.
Their distant haplorhine relatives, coming late, had no entree.
Darwinius has little relevance for understanding haplorhine evolution.
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