platyrrhine


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platyrrhine

 [plat´ĭ-rīn]
having a broad nose, with a nasal index above 53.

plat·yr·rhine

(plat'i-rīn),
1. Characterized by a nose of large width in proportion to its length.
2. Denoting a skull with a nasal index between 53 and 58.
[platy- + G. rhis, nose]

platyrrhine

(plăt′ĭ-rīn′)
adj.
1. Of or belonging to the primate infraorder Platyrrhini, characterized by widely separated nostrils that generally open to the side, and including the New World monkeys such as the spider monkeys, marmosets, and titis.
2. Having a broad flat nose.
n.
A platyrrhine monkey.
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Cunningham, "Variabitity in platyrrhine social organization," American Journal of Primatology 34 (1994), pp.
Cranial and dental anomalies in three species of platyrrhine monkeys from Nicaragua.
Platyrrhine systematics, a simultaneous analysis of molecular and morphological data.
Evolution of sexual dimorphism in body weight in Platyrrhines. Am.