Why don't siamangs have tails?

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Why don't siamangs have tails?

Animals and Tails:

Many species of animals have tails from ocean dwellers to desert denizens. For some, such as monkeys, tails help with balance and can act as another appendage if they are prehensile. For other animals, tails may have different or similar purposes.

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Siamangs don't have tails because they are lesser apes. Not having a tail is a common characteristic of all apes and humans. Although Siamangs do not...

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Primates: Definition, Evolution & Characteristics

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Learn about primates and the types of primates, such as prosimians, monkeys, and apes. Explore the family tree of primates and their evolution. Discover primate characteristics and see examples of primates.


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