And where is his monkey that first lost the prehensile power to climb trees?
Not all the monkeys of America possess this prehensile power of tail.
What is wanted is the comprehensive hand, and not the prehensile tail.
The tip of its tail, strange to say, is prehensile, just like that of a spider-monkey.
They form, in some sort, the prehensile organs which seize the aliment.