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earlier. What is it that makes them the same? Despite their more obvious differences all these animals possessed certain less obvious similarities. They were all primarily arboreal creatures. That is they all lived in or around trees. They all inhabited warm climates. A social system is also a ?trademark? of primates although the primate order contains animals with a wide spectrum of social behavior and complexity. It also seems that primates possess an intelligence and dexterity that sets them apart from other animals. Their sense of sight is also more important to them than that of other animals not classified as primates. Another primate ?trademark? is increased parental care. Primate infants develop more slowly and require more aggressive nursing. Hands tailored for grasping

are also a characteristic of primates. There is no easy one-sentence definition of what a primate is. All of these things are what make a primate a primate.