Encyclopedia > Monkey

  Article Content

Monkey

A monkey is any haplorhine primate not belonging to the family Tarsiidae, Hylobatidae, Pongidae, or Hominidae. This does not correspond to any taxon; it is divided into Old World monkeys (Cercopithecidae) and New World monkeys (Callitrichidae and Cebidae), but the catarrhines include the apes as well as the Old World monkeys.
The Monkey is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. It is thought that each animal is associated with certain personality traits.

See also: List of famous monkeys



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Sebastian del Cano

... on to take command of the fleet when the legendary explorer was killed in the Philippines. On September 6, 1522, Elcano sailed into Sanlucar de Barremeda, Spain, ...