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Primates

An order of mammals consisting of more than 300 species that include LEMURS; LORISIDAE; TARSIERS; MONKEYS; and HOMINIDS. They are characterized by a relatively large brain when compared with other terrestrial mammals, forward-facing eyes, the presence of a CALCARINE SULCUS, and specialized MECHANORECEPTORS in the hands and feet which allow the perception of light touch.

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Tree Number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.988

MeSH Unique ID: D011323

Registry Number: txid9443

Entry Terms:

  • Primate

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