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Catarrhini

the primate group containing the Old World apes and monkeys and man. Members of this group have an internasal septum and a bony external ear passage. Compare PLATYRRHINI.
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In the Iberian Peninsula, simians (anthropoids) are not recorded until well within the Miocene (late Aragonian), being represented by pliopithecoids (a Eurasian clade of stem catarrhines) as well as hominoids (apes and humans), whereas cercopithecoids (Old World monkeys) are recorded from the latest Miocene onwards.
"That tells us that Saadanius is probably closely related to catarrhines at the base of the ape-monkey split," MacLatchy said.
Dental microwear of European Miocene catarrhines: Evidence for diets and tooth use.
Thus for example, the Asian and African monkeys form a closely related group (the catarrhines) distinct from those in the Americas (the platyrrhines).