Primates described in the 2000s

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This page is a list of species of the order Primates described in the 2000s.

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  • Kipunji, or highland mangabey, (Rungwecebus kipunji), discovered in Tanzania in 2005. Originally grouped within the genus Lophocebus, the distinctive monkey with mohawk-style hair was declared as a member of a new genus in 2006.[6]
  • The GoldenPalace.com monkey (Callicebus aureipalatii), a type of titi from Bolivia, was so named following a charity auction held in 2005 to name the species. The auction was won by online casino Goldenpalace.com, which bid $650,000 to name the monkey (aureipalatii is Latin for 'of the Golden Palace'). The money went towards maintaining the monkeys' home, the Madidi National Park.[8]

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  • In 2006, researchers announced three new species of sportive lemur have been identified. Genetic tests revealed the red-tailed sportive lemur (Lepilemur ruficaudatus) is in fact three separate species, and the gray-backed sportive lemur (Lepilemur dorsalis) was split into two. The lemurs show no obvious morphological differences, but are in communities separated geographically by rivers.[11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "New monkey species discovered". BBC News. 2000-04-23. Retrieved 2006-05-13. 
  2. ^ a b "New lemurs found in Madagascar". BBC News. 2005-08-09. Retrieved 2006-05-13. 
  3. ^ a b Shuker, K. "More lemurs". Fortean Times (146): 20. 
  4. ^ "Two new monkey species found in Brazil". BBC News. 2002-06-25. Retrieved 2006-05-13. 
  5. ^ "Scientists find new Indian monkey". BBC News. 2004-12-16. Retrieved 2006-05-13. 
  6. ^ "Tanzanian monkey goes up a notch". BBC News. 2006-05-11. Retrieved 2006-05-12. 
  7. ^ "Endangered lemurs get Fawlty name". BBC News. 2005-11-11. Retrieved 2006-05-16. 
  8. ^ "Internet casino buys monkey naming rights". MSNBC. Retrieved 2006-05-13. 
  9. ^ Shuker, K. "Sporting Two More Sportives". Fortean Times (194): 18. 
  10. ^ "Scientists Claim New Monkey Species Found". ABC. Retrieved 2006-05-26. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Three new species of lemurs identified". EurekAlert. Retrieved 2006-05-13. 
  12. ^ a b "New monkey species is already endangered". New Scientist. 2008-01-19. Retrieved 2008-01-19.