What type of primate native to Africa shares a common ancestor to Gorillas and monkeys?
Lets say the primate can vocalize like a monkey and pounds his chest like a gorilla when stressed. When stressed and hungry considers cannibalism. Very intelligent.
- Anonymous2 months agoFavourite answer
All primates share a common ancestor. It is a matter of how closely they are related. The closest relatives of the gorilla is the chimpanzee, and chimpanzees are the closest relatives of humans. Their next closest relative is the orangutan. The lesser apes (siamang and gibbons) are their next closest relatives.
Old World monkeys live in Africa and in Asia. They are the closest living relatives of apes. The next closest relatives are the New World monkeys (found in South and Central Africa). It is not known how the New World monkeys made their way from Africa to South America, but they did it about 30 million years ago, along with rodents and some African tortoises. The next closest relatives of monkeys and apes is the tarsier, which lives in Asia. Beyond that , their next closest kin are the lower primates such as the lorises, galagos, bushbabies, and lemurs.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Your question is good the details ruined the question.