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

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Such was the case for the first nine primates in Canada, each of whom continued to serve as bishop of his diocese while also handling the national and international duties of primate.
In their study, the scientists asked for immediate measures to protect the endangered primate species and supply recommendations for the long-term conservation of primates and to avert primate extinction.
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.
Two complete and two partial molar teeth excavated in Peru's Amazon region represent the oldest known New World primates, says a team led by paleontologist Mariano Bond of the Museo de Ciencias Naturales de La Plata in Argentina.
Quarantine and testing of imported nonhuman primates, rigorous hygiene at research facilities, and strict personal protection equipment (PPE) standards are important to protect the health of nonhuman primate colonies and persons working with the animals (4).
The center, it said, is working with the National Institutes of Health on a transition plan, and the primates will either be moved to other sites, including the other national primate research centers, or be managed at the Southboro facility.
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).
"Primates have always been my passion, and following the interest surrounding this symposium, the hope is this will become a regular event."
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.