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cercopithecoids

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  • n. Plural form of cercopithecoid.

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  • Up to now, genome-based analysis put the split between hominoids - which includes apes and humans - and cercopithecoids, or so-called Old World monkeys, at 35 to 30 million years ago.

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  • ‘Monkey’ is itself a loose term used for those members of Anthropoidea that aren’t hominoids, and here we’re only interested in the Old World monkeys (cercopithecoids).

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  • Pet peeve no. 375 is the fact that people think that apes evolved from monkeys (they didn’t: hominoids and cercopithecoids are sister-taxa within the anthropoid clade Catarrhini*), and that apes are therefore somehow superior to monkeys in morphology and adaptability.

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