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Monkey, any of several primates, suborder Anthropoidea. There are two superfamilies of monkeys, New World and Old World. Though there is little uniformity in the group, monkeys have flattened faces, the Old and New World families being distinguished by nose shape. Monkeys are normally restricted to tropical or subtropical areas of the world. Old World forms include langurs, colubuses, macaques, guenons, mangabeys, and baboons. Monkeys of the New World include sakis, uakaris, howlers, douroucoulis, squirrel monkeys, and capuchins.

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