Re: Planet Of The Apes & Termonology

Carl Feynman (
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 16:52:02 -0400

At 01:07 AM 6/10/97 -0400, Nick Nicholas wrote:
>First a pet peeve:
>1. Apes are not monkeys
>2. Monkeys are not apes

Well, I'm looking at a chart in "The Prehistory of the Mind" by Mithen (p
199), that shows Old World Monkeys and Apes both descended from a species
called Aegyptopithecus, from which New World Monkeys are *not* descended.
If this is right, then 'monkey' is either not a monophyletic group, or all
apes are monkeys.