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What is the difference between new world monkeys and old world monkeys?

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May 04, 2010 11:04PM

New World Monkeys. Many New World monkeys in the family Atelidae, which includes howler monkeys, spider monkeys and woolly monkeys, have grasping tails often with a bare tactile pad. This is in contrast with their distant Old World monkey cousins who do not have prehensile tails.