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Apes & Monkeys Charms

Apes & Monkeys Charms

14k Gold and Sterling Silver Apes & Monkeys Charms. Search our selection of gold or silver apes & monkeys charms. We offer many styles and varieties to choose from. The charms make the perfect addition to any charm bracelet or necklace chain.

An ape is any member of the Hominoidea superfamily of primates. In less scientific language, it has various meanings, although it often (but not always) excludes humans. Due to its ambiguous nature, the term 'ape' is less suitable as a means of describing taxonomic relationships.

Under the current classification system there are two families of hominoids:

  • The family Hylobatidae consists of 4 genera and 14 species of gibbon, including the Lar Gibbon and the Siamang, collectively known as the lesser apes.
  • The family Hominidae consisting of chimpanzees, gorillas, humans and orangutans collectively known as the great apes.

A few other primates, such as the Barbary Ape, have the word "ape" in their common names (usually to indicate lack of a tail), but they are not regarded as true apes.

Except for gorillas and humans, all true apes are agile climbers of trees. They are best described as omnivorous, their diet consisting of fruit, grass seeds, and in most cases some quantities of meat and invertebrates either hunted or scavenged along with anything else available and easily digested.

They are native to Africa and Asia, although humans have spread to all parts of the world. A group of apes is called a "shrewdness".

A monkey is any cercopithecoid (Old World monkey) or platyrrhine (New World monkey) primate. All primates that are not prosimians (lemurs and tarsiers) or apes are monkeys. The 264 known extant monkey species represent two of the three groupings of simian primates (the third group being the 21 species of apes). Monkeys are usually smaller and/or longer-tailed than apes.

The New World monkeys are classified within the parvorder Platyrrhini, whereas the Old World monkeys (superfamily Cercopithecoidea) form part of the parvorder Catarrhini, which also includes the apes. Thus, scientifically speaking, monkeys are paraphyletic (not a single coherent group), and Old World monkeys are actually more closely related to the apes than they are to the New World monkeys.

 

Source: taken from Wikipedia and other on-line sources

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