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proʊˈsɪm i ənprosimi·an

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  1. prosimiannoun

    primitive primates having large ears and eyes and characterized by nocturnal habits


  1. prosimiannoun

    A primate that is not a monkey or an ape, generally nocturnal with large eyes and ears. Such primates were formerly grouped in the suborder Prosimii, but are now considered a paraphyletic group and not a clade.

  2. prosimianadjective

    Of or from the prosimian suborder of primates.


  1. Prosimian

    Prosimians are a type of primate that include lemurs, lorises, bushbabies, and tarsiers, but not monkeys, apes, or humans. They are considered to have characteristics that are more "primitive" than those of monkeys and apes. Prosimians are the only primates native to Madagascar, but are also found throughout Africa and in Asia. With the exception of the tarsiers, all extant prosimians are in the suborder Strepsirrhini. Because tarsiers, as well as some extinct prosimians, share a more recent common ancestor with monkeys and apes than with other prosimians, the prosimian are a paraphyletic group and not a clade. The adapiforms are an extinct grouping that were both prosimians and strepsirrhines. The omomyiforms are another extinct group of prosimians, but they are believed to be haplorhines, closely related to the tarsiers, but an outgroup to the rest of the haplorhines.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prosimian in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prosimian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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