Types of Monkeys

Monkey Species Index – Types of Monkeys (Overview) This article does not cover all species of monkeys, but rather shows the overall groups, subfamilies, and focuses on the more well known monkeys as well as those with unique characteristics. – Baboon Most baboons love savannah type areas; though on occasion, some baboons can do live in some tropical forests and areas. – Blue Monkey The Blue Monkey is also known as the diademed monkey.  This is considered...

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Old World Monkeys

Old World Monkeys   Old World Monkeys are the group that is found in Asia and Africa. Fossils have been found in Europe, and there are still free roaming monkeys in Gibraltar, though they may have been introduced to the wild there. Most of the common, well known monkeys are in the Old World Monkey group, such as baboons, langur, and macaques. Currently at least 78 species can be found in this group, which is divided into two subfamilies. The largest being the male...

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New World Monkeys

New World Monkeys Monkeys are divided into two general categories: Old World Monkeys and New World Monkeys. New World Monkeys are found in Central and South America. There are several characteristics that make New World Monkeys different from Old World Monkeys, and several that are the same. They still fall under the species of monkey: a primate that is neither human or ape. The roughly 53 species of New World Monkeys living in the tropical forests of Southern Mexico,...

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Monkeys

Monkeys

Monkeys Haplorrhini suborder Monkeys Facts and Information. Feeding, habitat, distribution, reproduction, anatomy and more. Facts about Capuchin Monkeys, Mandrills, Baboons, Spider Monkeys and others. Introduction To Monkeys The definition of monkeys is any primate that is not human or ape. Monkeys are divided into two subspecies: Old World Monkeys and New World Monkeys. Old World monkeys are found in Africa and Asia, while New World monkeys live in Central and South...

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