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

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The study says that the clues about ancient primates being tree-dwellers suggests that "primates are primitively arboreal," as opposed to their tree-climbing ways simply evolving separately among different groups of primates.
Marmosets, capuchins and squirrel monkeys are the most common primates kept as pets.
An evolutionary connection between North African and Peruvian primates could have arisen in one of two ways, the researchers propose.
The study also reports that primates in zoos expend as much energy as those in the wild, suggesting that physical activity may have less of an impact on daily energy expenditure than is often thought.
Primates in Peril: The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates, 2012-2014 has been compiled by the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN's Species Survival Commission (SSC) and the International Primatological Society (IPS), in collaboration with Conservation International (CI) and the Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation (BCSF).
Sadly, Directive 86/609 offers no chance of a total ban on the use of all animals but it does present an opportunity to end the use of non-human primates.
In 2007, 55% of the European Parliament voted for an end to the use of great apes and wild-caught primates followed by a phase-out of all primate experiments.
Archbishop Hutchison also revealed to CoGS that he was one of more than a dozen primates of the Anglican Communion who spent a week together at Coventry last summer.
It's possible, though, that primates are infected with an equally divergent simian version that just hasn't been found yet.
And whereas all other known primates have teeth similar to a human's, aye-ayes have teeth which--like a rodent's--never stop growing.
Our goal in experimenting in primates is to learn how human cells would behave when transplanted in the human brain.
Rhadinoviruses (or [gamma]-2-herpesviruses) have also been found in many animal species including New and Old World primates.