Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having twisted or curved nostrils, as a lemur; of or pertaining to the Strepsirrhini; neither catarrhine nor platyrrhine, as a primate. Also strepsorhine.
- n. Any lemur or prosimian; a member of the Strepsirrhini.
- Ancient Greek, "wet nose". (Wiktionary)
“Strepsirrhines included lemurs, galagos, and a few other species, which all share certain traits, such as a wet nose (the root of the name strepsirrhine).”
“Given that the gap between humans and the earliest fossil primates was exceedingly vast, it was such living forms that some naturalists turned to for clues, and the differences between what we now call strepsirrhine primates and the monkeys suggested a somewhat unique evolutionary path for humans and apes.”
“Other strepsirrhine primates also seem to slow their leaps by spreading their arms and using skin membranes, including galagos (Charles-Dominique 1977).”
“Although adapiformes had once been contenders for the role of anthropoid ancestors during the 1970's and 1980's they have since been recognized as strepsirrhine primates, meaning that there was no way they could be the ancestors of monkeys (and hence apes).”
“It was clearly a part of a radiation of strepsirrhine primates, and as the authors of the new paper conclude:”
“Lemurs are strepsirrhine primates, living members of a diverse group which split from our side of the family tree (the haplorrhines) over 55 million years ago.”
“A ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta), photographed at the Bronx Zoo. strepsirrhine primates, or wet-nosed cousins of ours, are favorite documentary subjects and extremely popular zoo attractions.”
“Darwinius to anthropoids by saying that it lacks a tooth comb and a toilet claw, two characteristics of strepsirrhine primates.”
“Other strepsirrhine primates also seem to slow their leaps by spreading their arms and using skin membranes, including galagos (Charles-Dominique 1977) [”
“This is directly related to the second problem, which is that adapids were strepsirrhine (popularly called”
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