Taxonomy is the study of classifying organisms. There are 7 levels of taxonomy. These levels are called Taxon and it includes Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species.
Each organism is named using a 2-part naming system: The Genus & the Species
Kingdom - Animalia is about animals. Animals are multicellular, eukaryotic organism. Theses animals eat other organsims which will make heterogetic.
Phylum - Chordate are animal that are possessing a notochord which basically means spinal cord.
Class - Mammalia - The mammals include the largest animals on the planet. These animals include a placenta which feeds the offspring.
Order - Primates arose from ancestors that lived in the trees of tropical forests. Primates are characterized by large brains. Most primates live in tropical or subtropical regions of the Americas, Africa and Asia.
Suborder - Haplorhini, consisting of the tarsiers, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, and apes including humans, which characteristically have a dry area between the upper lip and the nostrils.
Infraorder - Simian are the "higher primates" familiar to most people: the Old World monkeys and apes, including humans, and the New World monkeys
Where to find monkeys
There are 264 known Monkey species. They have tails which is what differentiates them from Apes. The smallest Monkeys are about 6 inches long and 4 ounces. The largest ones can be up to 3 feet long and weigh up to 77 pounds.
Monkeys have long, powerful tails. They use them for balance, leaping from side to side, and they are able to hang upside down from trees for a long period of time. Some species of Monkeys can see on color while others can only see black and white like dogs. All Monkeys have opposable thumbs that help them with climbing and getting to food sources. They have flat noses and they have eyes that face forward.
Grooming is a big part of socialization for Monkeys. They will spend long periods of time removing things from each others fur. It helps them stay clean as well as bond.
Many types of Monkeys live high up in the trees. They are called arboreal as they will spend their entire lives on the trees and others go back and forth between land and trees.