Anthropoidea


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Anthropoidea

 [an″thro-poi´de-ah]
a suborder of Primates, including monkeys, apes, and humans, characterized by a larger and more complicated brain than the other suborders.

An·thro·po·id·e·a

(an'thrō-poyd'ē-ă),
A suborder of the mammalian order Primates, which comprises the families Cebidae (New World monkeys), Callithricidae (marmosets), Cercopithecidae (Old World monkeys), Pongidae (gibbons, gorillas, chimpanzees, and orangutans), and Hominidae (humans).

Anthropoidea

a suborder of the primates that includes monkeys, anthropoid apes and humans. The group is subdivided into Old-World forms (Catarrhini) - for example, baboon, chimpanzee, man - and New-World forms (Platyrrhini) - for example, marmoset, howler monkey. Old-World forms have parallel nostrils directed downwards and two premolar teeth, and often have cheek pouches; New-World forms have nostrils diverging anteriorly, three premolar teeth, and no cheek pouches.
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Fleas belong to the order Anthropoidea or "joint-looted" creatures which amazingly comprise some 80% of the earth's population.