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Catarrhini
Temporal range: late Eocene – Present
Stump-tailed macaques
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Catarrhini

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Cercopithecidae
Hylobatidae
Hominidae

Catarrhini is one of the two subdivisions of the higher primates (the other is the New World monkeys). Catarrhines include the Old World monkeys and the apes. Apes are further divided into the lesser apes or gibbons and the great apes, consisting of the orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees and humans. They are all native to Africa and Asia.