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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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(2001): Egarapithecus narcisoi, a new genus of Pliopithecidae (Primates, Catarrhini
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Marmosets sit within the family Callitrichidae of the Platyrrhini parvorder, while OWM sit within the Cercopithecidae family of the Catarrhini
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