PRIMATE SPECIES

511 primate species* (or 695 primate taxa at the subspecies level) wander our world. Primates are grouped into Strepsirrhini (lemurs, galagos, lorisids) and Haplorrhini (tarsiers, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, apes). Below they are organized by genus. 

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 |Haplorrhini                                                                                                                                      

Lemurs

Hairy-eared Dwarf Lemur | Allocebus

Woolly Lemurs | Avahi

Dwarf Lemurs | Cheirogaleus   

Aye-aye | Daubentonia       

Brown Lemurs | Eulemur   

Bamboo Lemurs | Hapalemur 

Indri | Indri

Ring-tailed Lemur | Lemur

Sportive Lemurs | Lepilemur

Mouse Lemurs | Microcebus

Giant Mouse Lemurs | Mirza

Fork-crowned Lemurs | Phaner

Greater Bamboo Lemur | Prolemur

Sifakas | Propithecus

Ruffed Lemurs | Varecia

 

Galagos

Needle-clawed Bushbabies Euoticus 

Lesser Bushbabies | Galago    

Dwarf Galagos | Galagoides

Greater Galagos | Otolemur     

Squirrel Galagos | Sciurocheirus

 

Lorisids

Angwantibos | Arctocebus 

Slender Lorises | Loris  

Slow Lorises | Nycticebus

Potto | Perodicticus   

 

Tarsiers

Philippine Tarsier | Carlito

Western Tarsier | Cephalopachus

Eastern Tarsiers | Tarsius

 

Marmosets

Roosmalens' Dwarf Marmoset | Callibella

Goeldi's Marmoset | Callimico

Atlantic Forest Marmosets | Callithrix

Pygmy Marmoset | Cebuella

Amazonian Marmosets | Mico

 

Squirrel Monkeys

Squirrel Monkeys | Saimiri

 

Sakis

Bearded Sakis | Chiropotes

Sakis | Pithecia

 

Uakaris

Uakaris | Cacajao

 

Spider Monkeys

Spider Monkeys | Ateles

 

Muriquis

Muriquis | Brachyteles

 

Talapoins

Talapoins | Miopithecus

 

African Green Monkeys

African Green Monkeys | Chlorocebus

 

Baboons

Baboons | Papio

Geladas | Theropithecus

 

Mangabeys

White-eyelid Mangabeys | Cercocebus

Crested Mangabeys | Lophocebus

 

Macaques

Macaques | Macaca

 

Leaf Monkeys

Surilis | Presbytis

Sacred Langurs | Semnopithecus

Lutungs | Trachypithecus

 

Gibbons

Hoolock Gibbons | Hoolock

Dwarf Gibbons | Hylobates

Crested Gibbons | Nomascus

Siamang | Symphalangus

 

Tamarins

Lion Tamarins | Leontopithecus

Tamarins | Saguinus

 

Capuchin Monkeys

Gracile Capuchins | Cebus

Robust Capuchins | Sapajus

 

Night Monkeys

Night Monkeys | Aotus

 

Titi Monkeys

Titi Monkeys | Callicebus

 

Howler Monkeys

Howler Monkeys | Alouatta

 

Woolly Monkeys

Woolly Monkeys | Lagothrix

Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey | Oreonax

 

Allen's Swamp Monkey

Allen's Swamp Monkey | Allenopithecus

Patas Monkey

Patas Monkey | Erythrocebus

 

Guenons

Terrestrial Guenons | Allochrocebus

Arboreal Guenons | Cercopithecus

 

Drill & Mandrill

Drill & Mandrill | Mandrillus

 

Kipunji

Kipunji | Rungwecebus

 

Colobus Monkeys

Black-&-white Colobus Monkeys | Colobus

Red Colobus Monkeys | Piliocolobus

Olive Colobus | Procolobus

 

Odd-nosed Monkeys

Proboscis Monkey | Nasalis

Doucs | Pygathrix

Snub-nosed Monkeys | Rhinopithecus

Pig-tailed Langur | Simias

 

Great Apes

Gorillas | Gorilla

Chimpanzees | Pan

Orangutans | Pongo

 

*Primate taxonomy is changing and contested. I follow the reference below, supplemented with latest findings:

 

Mittermeier R.A., Rylands A.B. & Wilson D.E. 2013. Handbook of the Mammals of the World: Primates. Vol. 3. Lynx Edicons: Barcelona.

 

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