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  • n. all the New World monkeys except marmosets and tamarins

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Examples

  • At the same time, the simiadae are degraded from the typical place, to which they have no sort of pretension, and placed where their mean and mischievous character seem to require; the cebidae again being assigned that situation which their comparatively inoffensive dispositions, their arboreal habits, and their extraordinary development of the tail,

    Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

  • The two great families of quadrumana, cebidae and simiadae, are a noted instance, the one being exclusively

    Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

  • The double affinity which is requisite is obtained, for here he has the simiadae on one hand, and the cebidae on the other.

    Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

  • {266} Mr. Swainson's arguments about the entireness of the circle simiadae are only too rigid, for fossil geology has since added new genera to this group and the cebidae, and there may be still farther additions.

    Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

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