Wikipedia:WikiProject Primates

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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.

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Parentage: WikiProject Science > WikiProject Biology > WikiProject Tree of Life > WikiProject Animals > WikiProject Mammals > WikiProject Primates
Related WikiProjects: WikiProject Anthropology  · WikiProject Evolutionary biology  · WikiProject Paleontology  · WikiProject Anatomy  · WikiProject Animal rights


See also: Primate articles by topic

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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).jpgThis user is a member of WikiProject Primates.
User Comments
Aflunters New to Wikipedia, studying as a part of a digital media class. Interested in primates
annamargit new to wikipedia, Anthropology student, eager to help
AshLin Mostly interested in primate behaviour
Doctor S Monkey
Gabriel.Hassler Interested in cooperation in monkeys and apes, particularly Erythrocebus.


Gihan Working as a research assistant of Primate project in Sri Lankan langurs, and leaf monkeys
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.
Patr2016 Mainly interested in Great Apes, specifically Orangutans.
Peter Maas
Scotth1001 New to Wikipedia. interested in helping with pretty much anything. Also able to translate between English, French, and simple Japanese.
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
OJefi Interested in primates in general, able to translate between English and Portuguese

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.

  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System - an automated reference database of scientific and common names for species. More information is available here.
  • Mammal Diversity Database - an automated database of mammal taxonomy.
  • IUCN / SSC Primate Specialist Group - an updated list of scientific and common names from the IUCN Primate Specialist Group; as of 2019 chaired by the editors of Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 3: Primates
  • Mittermeier, R.A., et al Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 3: Primates, 1st Edition (Lynx Edicions, 2013), ISBN 9788496553897 - updated source for primate classification and information
  • Mammal Species of the World, 3rd edition (2005) - this is now one of the primary source for primate classification - use {{MSW3}} or one of its derivatives (such as {{MSW3 Primates}} or {{MSW3 Groves}}) in the reference section.
  • Mittermeier, R.A.; Louis, E.E.; Richardson, M.; Schwitzer, C.; et al. (2010). Lemurs of Madagascar. Illustrated by S.D. Nash (3rd ed.). Conservation International. ISBN 978-1-934151-23-5. OCLC 670545286. – The latest field guide to the Malagasy lemurs; includes 101 lemur taxa. Use {{LoM3}} for references.
  • Primate Taxonomy (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2001), Colin Groves (ISBN 156098872X) - formerly the primary source
  • Mikko's Phylogeny Archive, Primate node - particularly good for relationships among the extant and extinct primates, although some nomenclature differs from MSW3
  • Noel Rowe & Marc Myers, All the World's Primates (Pogonias Press, 2016), ISBN 9781940496061, another recent source for primate classification and information


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