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Vertebrates (about 200 species) with prehensile hands and feet, with five digits ending in a nail; they live mainly in trees and can stand erect.
examples of primates
Many species are protected, especially because of deforestation (destruction of their habitat) and hunting.
Mainly terrestrial vegetarian primate of the equatorial forests of Africa; the largest of the primates, it can reach 2 meters in height.