Monkeys factsZoology quiz
What species of monkey is this?
Red-shanked douc . The red-shanked douc (Pygathrix nemaeus) is a species of Old World monkey, among the most colourful of all primates. The douc is an arboreal and diurnal monkey that eats and sleeps in the trees of the forest.The doucs are, like all monkeys, social animals. They live in groups with an average size of 4 to 15, but groups of up to 50 have been recorded.
The Rh blood group system was discovered by Karl Landsteiner and Alexander S. Wiener. With whose blood were they experimenting?
Rhesus Macaque. "Rh" stands for "Rhesus". Due to its relatively easy upkeep in captivity and anatomical closeness to humans, rhesuses have been used extensively in medical research.
What is the smallest primate in the world?
Madame Berthe's mouse lemur . Madame Berthe's mouse lemur (Microcebus berthae) or Berthe's mouse lemur is the smallest of the smallest primate in the world; the average body length is 9.2 cm (3.6 in) and seasonal weight is around 30 g (1.1 oz). Microcebus berthae is one of many species of Malagasy lemurs that came about through extensive speciation, caused by unknown environmental mechanisms and conditions.
What monkey is that?
Golden-handed tamarin. The red-handed tamarin, also known as the golden-handed tamarin or Midas tamarin, is a New World monkey named for the contrasting reddish-orange hair on its feet and hands. It is native to wooded areas north of the Amazon River. It is an exceptional climber, and a superb jumper known to jump distances of over 18 m from a tree to the ground with no sign of injury.