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animal of the "higher primates" (the simians), but excluding the apes
To avoid predators, De Brazza's monkeys may remain immobile for hours at a time.

Monkeys range in size from the Pygmy Marmoset, at 10 cm (4 in) and 120 g (4 oz) to the male Mandrill, almost 1 metre (3 ft) long and weighing 35 kg (75 lb).


New World MonkeysEdit

The New World monkeys are grouped into four families: Atelidae, Cebidae, Nyctipithecidae and Pitheciidae.

Family CebidaeEdit

Family PitheciidaeEdit

Family AtelidaeEdit

Old World MonkeysEdit

The Old World monkeys are grouped into the single family Cercopithecidae, which is divided into two subfamilies: Cercopithecinae and Colobinae. These monkeys are found throughout sub-sahara Africa, Madagascar, Southeast Asia, and as far north as Japan.

Subfamily CercopithecinaeEdit

Tribe Cercopithecini

Tribe Papionini

Subfamily ColobinaeEdit