Question by 909_: Whats the difference between old world monkeys and new world monkeys?
besides the NEW and the OLD
what are major characteristics between the old and new world monkeys….what should i know about the differences?

any other information regarding the question, is highly appreciated thank you

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Answer by Donut Tim
Many new world monkeys have prehensile tails. This adaptation seems to have come about because the Amazon basin floods often and gripping a branch with the tail to reach fruit at dangerous tips of branches is the only alternative to traveling on the ground.

Another difference is that the nostrils on new world monkeys open more to the sides of the nose instead of downward as in old world monkeys.

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