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A look at the taxonomy of extant monkeys and apes.


The taxonomy of primates is an issue that is not resolved and has undergone many revisions over the years. Here will be presented five different current taxonomies, with two by the same author but have dramatic differences.

Simons (1972)

This is the primate taxonomy proposed by Simons (1972).
Schwartz et al. (1978)

This is the primate taxonomy proposed by Schwartz et al. (1978)
Szalay and Delson (1979)

This is the primate taxonomy proposed by Szalay and Delson (1979).
Fleagle (1988)

This is the primate taxonomy proposed by Fleagle (1988).
Fleagle (1999)

This is an update to the primate taxonomy proposed by Fleagle (1988), which includes significant revisions.


Primate Taxonomy Links
Primate Taxonomy Links are selected links concerning primate taxonomy that are found on the web.


Last Updated: March 25, 2005
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