mammals


 

Tarsiers - The Big-Eyed, Ancient, Nocturnal Mammal

large head

 

Oh the tarsier is an extraordinary animal. Relative to weight, it has the largest eyes of all the mammals. It is a tree mammal and primate but not a monkey as you will see there are quite a few key differences.

 

on a tree

Types of Monkeys

Types of monkeys are classified into two major groups, the New World primates (South and Central America) and the Old World primates (Asia and Africa). The major difference, besides living on different continents, is that the New World primates have tails that can grasp and hold things while the Old World primates can't do much with their tails and sometimes have no tail at all. New World primates do not have versatile opposable thumbs like many other primates and most Old World primates do.

 

New World Monkeys

 

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