Peculiar Primates: Snub-nosed Monkeys

Peculiar Primates: Snub-nosed Monkeys

Because we saw such an extremely large nose in the last Peculiar Primates feature, we thought you might enjoy the other end of the proboscis spectrum. This week: the snub-nosed monkey! There are currently ten known species of this type of monkey, all in the genus...
Peculiar Primates: Proboscis Monkeys

Peculiar Primates: Proboscis Monkeys

New year, new monkey! We hope you’re all excited to learn about a Southeast Asian primate with an unusually large schnoz – the proboscis monkey (species name Nasalis larvatus)! Male proboscis monkeys have a bulbous nose (like Grumpy or Squidward) that is much bigger...
Peculiar Primates: Macaques

Peculiar Primates: Macaques

Macaques, like humans, are wide-ranging primates that prosper in many different environments, and as a result, both macaques and humans have been described as “weed species” (1). Apart from choking out your garden and littering your sidewalk, both primate and...
Peculiar Primates: Pygmy Marmosets

Peculiar Primates: Pygmy Marmosets

A new school year is starting in the US, so we’re hoping this month’s peculiar primate will help you get ready and excited to learn. As requested, this month’s post is about the pygmy marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea). This little one is the smallest monkey in the world,...