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Semi-protected edit request on 12 November 2015[edit]

68.186.131.179 (talk) 04:57, 12 November 2015 (UTC) one time at the zoo a monkey tickled it butt to make itself poop and when he did he threw it at the glass

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format.--Musa Talk  05:09, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Haplorhine and Strepsirrhine terms[edit]

These terms are mistranslated in the opening of the article; they come from Greek and mean literally: "single-nosed" (haplorhine) and "twist-nosed" or "turned-nosed" (strepsirrhine). I do understand that the "wet-nose" and "dry-nose" distinction is used by scientists, but the literal meaning of these terms is NOT "wet-nosed" and "dry-nosed." Sorry, wanted to edit; I hope this is the way to request ability to edit the article. Meerkat77 (talk) 04:00, 9 March 2016 (UTC)Meerkat77Meerkat77 (talk) 04:00, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Good catch. Sorry, I don't look at this article much; and it's known that it needs extensive work... preferably a complete re-write. But normally, I'm one of the people who catches that kind of stuff since I edit the strepsirrhine articles extensively and often track down incorrect etymologies such as this.
However, you don't need permission. Be bold! The keys to making a good edit, IMO, are to be concise, make sure it flows smoothly, and cite reliable sources. In this case, a simple edit by changing "dry-nosed" to "simple-nosed" and "wet-nosed" to "curl-nosed" would not be ideal because it would require explanation. Not only is an explanation of the etymology of the words needed, but the reasoning behind this categorization has issues. (Early haplorhines, for instance, probably had the wet or curly nose—rhinarium.) For this reason, I suggest deleting the over-used and inaccurate translation and using a footnote instead. The footnote should contain the correct etymology, a mention of the highly popular incorrect etymology, and references to support the statements. If you need an example of the code, look at the article Strepsirrhini and look at the code for the "Notes" section and the footnotes that point to it. If you need help, I with any of it, I will gladly assist. I might also be able to help with finding references, but I prefer that you practice that exercise yourself. I can definitely help format the references in code for you.
Just post here is you have further questions. – Maky « talk » 21:48, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

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I must say that monkeys have very large weewees. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sgdfsdg (talkcontribs) 21:29, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

I love monkeys they are pretty neat. My mommy told me that monkeys have big tails. One time I ate a school bus it was neat. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sgdfsdg (talkcontribs) 21:32, 21 March 2017 (UTC)


Humans?[edit]

Why are there no pictures of humans in this article? By reading the article one could easily get the idea that humans somehow are not monkeys, which is false. In fact it's probably the most common species of monkey there is. Aaker (talk) 19:22, 16 January 2018 (UTC)