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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 6 months ago

are monkeys apes?

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago
    Best Answer

    No, they're monkeys. Monkey is a family, not a species. There are hundreds of species of monkeys.

    Ape is a family, not a species. There are about 27 species of apes (humans, chimps, bonobos, 3 gorillas, 18 gibbons, 3 orangutans).

  • 6 months ago

    No, monkeys are not apes. They, as well as humans, are all primates. Primates have three different orders: Monkeys, Apes, and Hominids.

  • Athena
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Nope.

    Two different species.

  • MARK
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    No, monkeys are monkeys not apes. There are two major groups (parvorders) of monkeys with one (the Old World monkeys (Cercopithecoidea)) more closely related to apes (Hominoidea) than the New World monkeys (Platyrrhini). The commonest difference between them is that apes do not have tails but most species of monkey do. There are other differences. You find this article useful: https://www.britannica.com/story/whats-the-differe...

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    nope, apes have no tails.

  • 6 months ago

    No. monkeys and apes are different animals, both primates though.

  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    No....monkeys have tails...apes don't.

  • 6 months ago

    There is no simple answer. Both terms apply to a number of species. Some are closely related, some not. They all belong to the order Simiiformes.

    Apes (Hominoidea) are a branch of Old World tailless simians native to Africa and Southeast Asia. They are the sister group of the Old World monkeys, together forming the catarrhine clade.

    Scientific classification

    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Chordata

    Class: Mammalia

    Order: Primates

    Suborder: Haplorhini

    Infraorder: Simiiformes

    Parvorder: Catarrhini

    Superfamily: Hominoidea

    Monkey is a common name that may refer to groups or species of mammals, in part, the simians of infraorder Simiiformes. The term is applied descriptively to groups of primates, such as families of new world monkeys and old world monkeys. Simians and tarsiers emerged within haplorrhines some 60 million years ago. New World monkeys and catarrhine monkeys emerged within the simians some 35 million years ago. Old World monkeys and Hominoidea emerged within the catarrhine monkeys some 25 million years ago.

    Scientific classificationEdit this classification

    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Chordata

    Class: Mammalia

    Order: Primates

    Suborder: Haplorhini

    Infraorder: Simiiformes

    • solo
      Lv 4
      6 months agoReport

      There is a simple answer.

  • 6 months ago

    No, monkeys have tails, apes do not. Both are primates.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Yes.

    • solo
      Lv 4
      6 months agoReport

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primate

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