Catarrhini


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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) from the Late Miocene of Spain.
Marmosets sit within the family Callitrichidae of the Platyrrhini parvorder, while OWM sit within the Cercopithecidae family of the Catarrhini Parvorder.
The exogenous retrovirus that gave rise to the HERV-W group entered the ancestral genome around 40 million years ago, i.e., prior to the emergence of the catarrhini clade (94).