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WikiProject Primates[edit]

This WikiProject aims to help organise our collection of entries about primates. It includes all extant species within the order Primates as well as the extinct species. The project also includes articles related to primate behaviour, psychology and notable primatologists e.g. (respectively) brachiation, fission-fusion society, Frans de Waal, etc.

Hot articles[edit]

10 edits Human
9 edits Aquatic ape hypothesis
5 edits Anthropology
4 edits Human evolution
2 edits Western lowland gorilla
2 edits Sexual dimorphism in non-human primates
2 edits Talapoin
2 edits Cheeta
2 edits Homo habilis
2 edits Mandrill

These are the articles that have been edited the most within the last three days. This section is updated daily.


Good article nominees

Related WikiProjects: WikiProject Mammals · WikiProject Cetaceans · WikiProject Birds · WikiProject Ecoregions · WikiProject Cats
Parentage: WikiProject Science > WikiProject Biology > WikiProject Tree of Life > WikiProject Animals > WikiProject Mammals > WikiProject Primates


See also: Primate articles by topic

Featured articles[edit]

Featured article star.svg Babakotia
Featured article star.svg Conservation of slow lorises
Featured article star.svg Evolutionary history of lemurs
Featured article star.svg False potto
Featured article star.svg Golden-crowned sifaka
Featured article star.svg Gray mouse lemur
Featured article star.svg Javan slow loris
Featured article star.svg Lemur
Featured article star.svg Lemurs of Madagascar (book)
Featured article star.svg Mesopropithecus
Featured article star.svg Primate
Featured article star.svg Ring-tailed lemur
Featured article star.svg Ruffed lemur
Featured article star.svg Silky sifaka
Featured article star.svg Slow loris
Featured article star.svg Small-toothed sportive lemur
Featured article star.svg Strepsirrhini
Featured article star.svg Subfossil lemur
Featured article star.svg Taxonomy of lemurs
Featured article star.svg Toothcomb

Featured lists[edit]

Featured article star.svg List of lemur species
Featured article star.svg The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates

Former featured articles[edit]

Featured article star - cross.svg Homo floresiensis

Good articles[edit]

Symbol support vote.svg Afrasia djijidae
Symbol support vote.svg Bengal slow loris
Symbol support vote.svg Bornean slow loris
Symbol support vote.svg Bubbles (chimpanzee)
Symbol support vote.svg Central American squirrel monkey
Symbol support vote.svg Chacma baboon
Symbol support vote.svg Collared brown lemur
Symbol support vote.svg Cotton-top tamarin
Symbol support vote.svg Gerp's mouse lemur
Symbol support vote.svg Geoffroy's spider monkey
Symbol support vote.svg Geoffroy's tamarin
Symbol support vote.svg Hadropithecus
Symbol support vote.svg Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary
Symbol support vote.svg Indraloris
Symbol support vote.svg Mantled howler
Symbol support vote.svg Mantled guereza
Symbol support vote.svg ? Nycticebus linglom
Symbol support vote.svg Nycticebus kayan
Symbol support vote.svg Pachylemur
Symbol support vote.svg Pygmy slow loris
Symbol support vote.svg Orangutan
Symbol support vote.svg Saadanius
Symbol support vote.svg Sublingua
Symbol support vote.svg Sunda slow loris
Symbol support vote.svg White-headed capuchin
Symbol support vote.svg William Charles Osman Hill
Symbol support vote.svg Vervet monkey
Symbol support vote.svg White-eared titi
Symbol support vote.svg Zanzibar red colobus

Former good articles[edit]

Symbol unsupport vote.svg Human
Symbol unsupport vote.svg Mountain gorilla
Symbol unsupport vote.svg Nicobar long-tailed macaque
Symbol unsupport vote.svg Philippine tarsier

Featured images[edit]


This is a list of Wikipedians who are committed to this WikiProject. If you're interested in helping, feel free to join by editing the table below and placing your username, in alphabetical order. If you wish, leave a comment about your special interests on this project.

You may also display the userbox below on your user page by adding {{User WikiProject Primates}}. If you do not wish your user page to be placed in Category:WikiProject Primates members, add {{User WikiProject Primates |nocat=yes }}.

Eulemur mongoz (male - face).jpg This user is a member of WikiProject Primates.

User Comments
AshLin Mostly interested in primate behaviour
Gabriel.Hassler Interested in cooperation in monkeys and apes, particularly Erythrocebus.
Jack Hynes
Katims90 Interested in social behaviors from altruism to spite
Maky (a.k.a. VisionHolder) Primarily interested in lemurs, both living and extinct. I plan to eventually make all Lemur articles GA or better.
Marklxb Student at Washington University in St. Louis interested in primate cooperation.
Nsavalia23 Primarily interested in the social behavior in primates.
Peter Maas
Twas Now Primarily interested in the Great Apes, including extinct groups, and the anthropological aspects of primatology; but I'm willing to help with almost anything!
UtherSRG founding member
Y12J Interested in progressive classification of human relatives 00:23, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
ZooFari Maintain our portal
SMcCandlish (talk · contribs) anthropologist by training, but I mostly do WP:GNOME work on these articles

Inactive: (If you notice one of these users has become active since the date listed, please move them back to the active users.)
Joe Klein Since July 2011
DarthVader Since July 2011
MichaelRitchie200 Since April 2011
Huicocos Since January 2011
Ummagumma23 Since December 2010
Primate#101 Since December 2010
somedude101 Since September 2010
JPotter Since August 2010
Exlibris Since March 2010
seglea Since February 2010
Dustin Asby Since January 2010
Anlace Since May 2009
8thstar Since May 2009
KalevTait Since March 2009
Terry Longbaugh Since November 2008
Chocolatl Since October 2008
yojimbo501 Since August 2008
Tannin Since July 2008
Sambostock Since March 2008
Kfc1864 Since November 2007
Cryoboy Since July 2006
Pajamacore Since May 2006

Taxonomy and references[edit]

Primate taxonomy is by no means fully known or agreed upon. The following references are currently being used for this Project. See the discussion for other possibilities.


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