The primates are a group of placental mammals to which belong humans and other closely related species. Primates are characterized by having five fingers, and similar teeth, among other common characteristics.
The order Primates are divided into two suborders:
- Strepsirrhines: includes lemurs and lorises.
- Haplorhines: Includes tarsiers, monkeys, gibbons, great apes, and humans.
Of the 150 known genera, two-thirds are already extinct.
We will do a quick review of the first primates to see how their evolution has been until reaching the Homo sapiens sapiens today.