What are Primates?
Primates are mammals that typically have large highly developed brains, forward-facing color vision, flexible hands and feet with opposable thumbs, and fingernails. Primates have slower developmental rates than other similarly sized mammals and reach maturity later, but have longer lifespans. With the exception of humans who live throughout the globe, most primates live in tropical or subtropcal regions.
There are an estimated 703 species and subspecies of primates.
Two-thirds are threatened by extinction.
The biological order of Primates is divided into these classifications:
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