A pug (puggie) is onie member o twa o the three groupins o simian primates. Thir twa groupins is the New Warld an Auld Warld pugs o whilk thegither thare is naur-haund 200 species. Acause o thair sibness tae pugs, apes sic as chimpanzees an gibbons is aft incorrectly cawed monkeys. Thare's nae parteecular chairacterisation whilk aw pugs haes.

Temporal range: Late Eocene–Present[1]
Wild Macaca sinica in Yala Naitional Park, Sri Lanka
Wild Macaca sinica in Yala Naitional Park, Sri Lanka
Scienteefic clessificationEdit this classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
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Groups included
Cladeestically includit but tradeetionally excludit taxa


  1. When Carl Linnaeus defined the genus Simia in the 10t edeetion o Systema Naturae, it includit aw non-human monkeys an apes (simians).[2] Awtho "monkey" wis niver a taxonomic name, an is insteid a vernacular name for a paraphyletic group, its members faw unner the infraorder Simiiformes.


  1. Fleagle, J.; Gilbert, C. Rowe, N.; Myers, M. (eds.). "Primate Evolution: John Fleagle and Chris Gilbert". All the World's Primates. Primate Conservation, Inc. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  2. Groves 2008, pp. 92–93.