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The author would very much like to thank the editors for the opportunity to contribute to this textbook, along with anonymous reviewers who provided useful feedback on earlier drafts of this chapter. She would particularly like to thank Karin Enstam Jaffe for her support and encouragement during the writing of this chapter and its revision. Most of all, the author would like to thank all of the Introduction to Biological Anthropology students that she has had over the years who have listened to her lecture endlessly on these animals that she finds so fascinating and who have helped her to hone her pedagogy in a field that she loves.
Figure 5.14: A branching diagram illustrates the classification level (order, suborder, infraorder and/or superfamily) and relationships of different types of primates. Primates (order) divide into Strepsirrhini and Haplorrhini (suborder). Strepsirrhini include Lemuroidea and Lorisoidea (superfamily). Haplorrhini include Tarsiiformes, Platyrrhini, and Catarrhini (Infraorder). Catarrhini include Cercopithecoidea (both leaf monkeys and cheek pouch monkeys) and Hominoidea (superfamily). Example primates include: