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  • noun Plural form of platyrrhine.

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  • The platyrrhines are the least intelligent of the higher primates.

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  • The platyrrhines are to be found exclusively on the American continents and are therefore usually referred to as "New World monkeys."

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  • One common group of platyrrhines is commonly known as "spider monkeys" because of their slight, leggy build.

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  • The catarrhines are stockier in build and lack some of the advantageous agility of the platyrrhines.

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  • Both the parapithecids and extinct and extant platyrrhines show extensive postorbital closure, which is not found in primates from North America (Fleagle and Kay, 1997).

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  • Also they point to a morphological characteristic that links the platyrrhines with the Oligocene parapithecids of Africa.

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  • Thus most of the evidence for the origin of platyrrhines points to the continent of Africa (Fleagle, 1988).

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  • The first fossil platyrrhine, Branisella boliviana was found during the late Oligocene, so it is possible that platyrrhines first came to South America during the middle Oligocene (Fleagle, 1988).

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  • And shouldn’t at least one species of catarrhine have found itself in the New World, along with the platyrrhines?

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  • And shouldn’t at least one species of catarrhine have found itself in the New World, along with the platyrrhines?

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