PRIMATES
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Photographs of Great Apes, Monkeys, Gibbons, and Lemurs!

The Hominidae (anglicized hominids, also known as Great Apes) form a taxonomic family, including four extant genera: chimpanzees, gorillas, humans, and orangutans.

A monkey is any cercopithecoid (Old World monkey) or platyrrhine (New World monkey) primate. All primates that are not prosimians (lemurs and tarsiers) or apes are monkeys. The 264 known extant monkey species represent two of the three groupings of simian primates (the third group being the 21 species of apes). Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent and, unlike apes, monkeys usually have tails.

Also called the Lesser Apes, Gibbons differ from Great Apes in being smaller and pair-bonded, exhibiting low sexual dimorphism, in not making nests, and in certain anatomical details in which they superficially more closely resemble monkeys than great apes do.

Prosimians are a grouping of mammals that are defined by being primates that are not monkeys or apes. They include, among others, lemurs, the Aye-aye, bushbabies, and tarsiers. They are considered to have characteristics that are more primitive than those of monkeys and apes. Prosimians are the only primates native to Madagascar, and are also found in Africa and Asia.

All photographs are printed on Archival quality Kodak or Fuji premium photo paper, with longevity UltraChrome Ink, water, & light resistant for up to 80 years. All photo prints come hand-signed and numbered by the photographer and are Limited Editions out of 250 Prints made. They are also backed with a Certificate of Authenticity. Photo prints are shipped matted with an Archival quality mat board in a color that accents the piece. High-resolution photo scans are also available for purchase. Please email me for details and pricing.