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PRIMATE, eccl. law.. An archbishop who has jurisdiction over one or several other metropolitans.

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Distant human relatives lived and evolved in trees shortly after the big dinosaurs went extinct, according to an analysis of bones from the earliest known primates.
ABOUT 120 people in Wales have primates as pets - and the RSPCA wants the practice banned.
Dating of Perupithecus relies on comparisons with primate fossils of known age found elsewhere in South America and the age of the geologic formation from which the fossils were excavated.
14 ( ANI ): A new study has shown that humans and other primates burn 50 percent fewer calories each day than other mammals, suggesting that these remarkably slow metabolisms explain why humans and other primates grow up so slowly and live such long lives.
The report, announced by some of the world's leading primate experts every two years, reveals those species most in danger of becoming extinct from destruction of tropical forests, illegal wildlife trade and commercial bush meat hunting.
This peaceful demonstration was to highlight brain damage and poisoning of primates inside laboratories.
The IUCN has announced that 48% of primate species are now either endangered.
Dean Wall said it was "hard" to give up the parish visits but to make up for this, all Anglicans in the diocese will be invited to attend the installation ceremony for the new primate.
It's possible, though, that primates are infected with an equally divergent simian version that just hasn't been found yet.
Adding to its eeriness, the aye-aye is active only at night; the house-cat-size animal is the world's largest nocturnal primate.
The six factors are the proportion of engrafted human cells, neural development, the nonhuman primate species, brain size, site of integration, and brain pathology.
Wild primate populations have the potential to serve as origins and reservoirs of certain human pathogens, ranging from virus to helminths (1).