Catarrhine



belonging or pertaining to the group Catarrhini, comprising humans, anthropoid apes, and Old World monkeys, having the nostrils close together and opening downward and a nonprehensile, often greatly reduced or vestigial tail.
a catarrhine animal.
Historical Examples

catarrhine monkeys have existed, we know with certainty, since the Miocene.
The Last Link Ernst Haeckel

The platyrrhine and catarrhine monkeys have their primitive ancestor among extinct forms of the Lemuridae.
Evolution in Modern Thought Ernst Haeckel

Man is descended directly from one series of extinct catarrhine ancestors.
The Last Link Ernst Haeckel

As they belong to the catarrhine group, their nose has a narrow partition between the nostrils, which are directed downwards.
A Hand-book to the Primates, Volume 2 (of 2) Henry O. Forbes

adjective
(of apes and Old World monkeys) having the nostrils set close together and opening to the front of the face
Also leptorrhine. (of humans) having a thin or narrow nose
noun
an animal or person with this characteristic

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