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ANTH2301 - Physical Anthropology: Primate Research Project

This guide is designed to support Professor Ayers' ANTH2301: Physical Anthropology course.




Daubentonia madagascariensis

Aye-aye (Duke Lemur Center)

Aye-aye (SDZ Wildlife Alliance)

Aye-aye (New England Primate Conservancy)

Aye-aye (Animal Diversity Web)

Aye-aye (Primate Info Net)

Blue-eyed Black Lemur

Eulemur flavifrons

Blue-eyed Black Lemur (SDZ Wildlife Alliance)

Blue-eyed Black Lemur (Duke Lemur Center)

Blue-eyed Black Lemur (Racine Zoo)

Blue-eyed Black Lemur (San Fransisco Zoo)


Indri indri

Indri (New England Primate Conservancy)

Indri (Primate Info Net)

Indri (Animal Diversity Web)

Indri (National Geographic) Note: This site requires an email address to view, but is free to access.

Ring-tailed Lemur

Lemur catta

Ring-tailed Lemur (Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute)

Ring-tailed Lemur (Duke Lemur Center)

Ring-tailed Lemur (SDZ Wildlife Alliance)

Ring-tailed Lemur (New England Primate Conservancy)

Ring-tailed Lemur (Animal Diversity Web)

Ring-tailed Lemur (Primate Info Net)


Coquerel's Sifaka

Propithecus coquereli

Coquerel's Sifaka (San Diego Zoo)

Coquerel's Sifaka (SDZ Wildlife Alliance)

Coquerel's Sifaka (Duke Lemur Center)

Coquerel's Sifaka (New England Primate Conservancy)

Coquerel's Sifaka (Animal Diversity Web)

Coquerel's Sifaka (St. Louis Zoo)


Red-ruffed Lemur

Varecia rubra

Red-ruffled Lemur (Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute)

Red-ruffled Lemur (Duke Lemur Center)

Red-ruffled Lemur (SDZ Wildlife Alliance)

Red-ruffled Lemur (New England Primate Conservancy)

Red-ruffled Lemur (Animal Diversity Web)

Red-ruffled Lemur (Primate Info Net): Only use V. rubra information

Moholi Bushbaby

Galago moholi

Moholi Bushbaby (Lincoln Park Zoo)

Moholi Bushbaby (Cleveland Zoo)

Moholi Bushbaby (Rosamund Gifford Zoo)

Moholi Bushbaby (New England Primate Conservancy)

Moholi Bushbaby (Animal Diversity Web)

Thick-Tailed Bush Baby

Otolemur crassicaudatus

Thick-tailed Bush Baby (Duke Lemur Center)

Thick-tailed Bush Baby (New England Primate Conservancy)

Thick-tailed Bush Baby (Lincoln Children's Zoo)

Thick-tailed Bush Baby (Animal Diversity Web)

Red Slender Loris

Loris tardigradus

Red Slender Loris (New England Primate Conservancy)

Red Slender Loris (London Zoo)

Red Slender Loris (Duke Lemur Center)

Red Slender Loris (Animal Diversity Web)

Pygmy Slow Loris

Nycticebus pygmaeus

Pygmy Slow Loris (San Diego Zoo)

Pygmy Slow Loris (Bristol Zoo)

Pygmy Slow Loris (Lincoln Park Zoo)

Pygmy Slow Loris (New England Primate Conservancy)

Pygmy Slow Loris (Animal Diversity Web)

Pygmy Slow Loris (Primate Info Net): Only use N. pygmaeus information.

Philippine Tarsier

Carlito syrichta

Philippine Tarsier (New England Primate Conservancy)

Philippine Tarsier Husbandry Manual - This document provides a brief summary of the available literature on the Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta), collating details published in various articles.

The Philippines: The Tarsier Man from National Geographic

Philippine Tarsier (Animal Diversity Web)

Tarsiers (Primate Info Net): Only use T. syrichta information.




Red-backed Bearded Saki

Chiropotes chiropotes

Red-backed Bearded Saki (New England Primate Conservancy)

Red-backed Bearded Saki (Dallas World Aquarium)

Red-backed Bearded Saki (Primate Info Net): Only use C. chiropotes information.

Red-backed Bearded Saki (Animal Diversity Web): Due to classification dispute, this website refers to it as Chiropotes satanas subspecies.

Golden Lion Tamarin

Leontopithecus rosalia

Golden Lion Tamarin (Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute)

Golden Lion Tamarin (Cleveland Zoo)

Golden Lion Tamarin (Rosamund Gifford Zoo)

Golden Lion Tamarin (New England Primate Conservancy)

Golden Lion Tamarin (Animal Diversity Web)

Golden Lion Tamarin (Primate Info Net)

Geoffroy's Spider Monkey

Ateles geoffroyi

Geoffroy's Spider Monkey (Los Angeles Zoo)

Geoffroy's Spider Monkey (Honolulu Zoo)

Geoffroy's Spider Monkey (Zoo Boise)

Geoffroy's Spider Monkey (New England Primate Conservancy)

Geoffroy's Spider Monkey (Animal Diversity Web)

Geoffroy's Spider Monkey (St. Louis Zoo)

Black Howler Monkey

Alouatta caraya

Black Howler Monkey (Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute)

Black Howler Monkey (Cleveland Zoo)

Black Howler Monkey (Alexandria Zoo)

Black Howler Monkey (New England Primate Conservancy)

Black Howler Monkey (Animal Diversity Web)

Tufted Capuchin

Cebus apella

Tufted Capuchin (Buffalo Zoo)

Tufted Capuchin (Sydney Zoo)

Tufted Capuchin (Perth Zoo)

Tufted Capuchin (New England Primate Conservancy)

Tufted Capuchin (Animal Diversity Web)

Tufted Capuchin (Primate Info Net)


Gray-bellied Night Monkey

Aotus lemurinus

Gray-bellied Night Monkey (New England Primate Conservancy)

Gray-bellied Night Monkey (Edinburgh Zoo)

Gray-bellied Night Monkey (Folly Farm)

Gray-bellied Night Monkey (Animal Diversity Web)

Gray-bellied Night Monkey (Primate Info Net): Only use A. lemurinus information.

Japanese Macaque

Macaca fuscata

Japanese Macaque (Lincoln Park Zoo)

Japanese Macaque (New England Primate Conservatory)

Japanese Macaque (Animal Diversity Web)

Japanese Macaque (Primate Info Net)

Proboscis Monkey

Nasalis larvatus

Proboscis Monkey (New England Primate Conservancy)

Proboscis Monkey (Animal Diversity Web)

Proboscis Monkey (Primate Info Net)

Proboscis Monkey (National Geographic) User must provide email information, but access to material is cost-free.

Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey

Rhinopithecus roxellana

Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey (New England Primate Conservancy)

Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey (Animal Diversity Web)

Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey (Primate Info Net)

Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey (Ocean Park Hong Kong)

Wolf's Guenon

Cercopithecus wolfi

Wolf's Guenon (New England Primate Conservancy)

Wolf's Guenon (Animal Diversity Web)

Wolf's Guenon (San Diego Zoo)

Wolf's Guenon (Cleveland Zoo)

Patas Monkey

Erythrocebus patas 

Patas Monkey (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)

Patas Monkey (New England Primate Conservancy)

Patas Monkey (Animal Diversity Web)

Patas Monkey (Primate Info Net)


Mandrillus sphinx

Mandrill (Columbus Zoo)

Mandrill (New England Primate Conservancy)

Mandrill (Animal Diversity Web)

Mandrill (Primate Info Net): Only use M. Sphinx information.

Mandrill (Denver Zoo)

Mandrill (San Diego Zoo)


Theropithecus gelada

Gelada (New England Primate Conservancy)

Gelada (Animal Diversity Web)

Gelada (Primate Info Net)

Gelada (San Diego Zoo)

Gelada (SDZ Wildlife Alliance)



Buff-Cheeked Gibbon

Nomascus gabriellae

Buff-Cheeked Gibbon (SDZ Wildlife Alliance)

Buff-Cheeked Gibbon (New England Primate Conservancy)

Buff-Cheeked Gibbon (Animal Diversity Web)

Buff-Cheeked Gibbon (Cincinnati Zoo)

Buff-Cheeked Gibbon (Edinburgh Zoo)


Symphalangus syndactylus 

Siamang (New England Primate Conservancy)

Siamang (Animal Diversity Web)

Siamang (Primate Info Net)

Siamang (Rosamund Giffords Zoo)

Siamang (San Diego Zoo)

Siamang (Honolulu Zoo)

Sumatran Orangutan

Pongo abelii 

Sumatran Orangutan (New England Primate Conservancy)

Sumatran Orangutan (Animal Diversity Web)

Sumatran Orangutan (Primate Info Net)

Sumatran Orangutan (SDZ Wildlife Alliance) Only use Sumatran Orangutan information.

Sumatran Orangutan (San Diego Zoo)

Sumatran Orangutan (St. Louis Zoo)

Sumatran Orangutan (Ft. Worth Zoo)

Bornean Orangutan

Pongo pygmaeus 

Bornean Orangutan (New England Primate Conservancy)

Bornean Orangutan (Animal Diversity Web)

Bornean Orangutan (Primate Info Net) Only use Bornean Orangutan information.

Bornean Orangutan (SDZ Wildlife Alliance) Only use Bornean Orangutan information.

Bornean Orangutan (San Diego Zoo)

Bornean Orangutan (Henry Vilas Zoo)

Bornean Orangutan (Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute)

Mountain Gorilla

Gorilla beringei beringei 

Mountain Gorilla (New England Primate Conservancy)

Mountain Gorilla (Animal Diversity Web)

Mountain Gorilla (Virunga National Park)

Mountain Gorilla (Florida Museum)

Mountain Gorilla (Primate Info Net) Only use Mountain Gorilla information.

Mountain Gorilla (Smithsonian)

Western Lowland Gorilla

Gorilla gorilla gorilla 

Western Lowland Gorilla (New England Primate Conservancy)

Western Lowland Gorilla (Animal Diversity Web)

Western Lowland Gorilla (Primate Info Net)

 Western Lowland Gorilla (Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute)

 Western Lowland Gorilla (St. Louis Zoo)

 Western Lowland Gorilla (SDZ Wildlife Alliance)


Pan paniscus 

Bonobo (New England Primate Conservancy)

Bonobo (Animal Diversity Web)

Bonobo (Primate Info Net)

Bonobo (San Diego Zoo)

Bonobo (SDZ Wildlife Alliance)

Bonobo (Ft. Worth Zoo)


Pan troglodytes 

Chimpanzee (New England Primate Conservancy)

Chimpanzee (Animal Diversity Web)

Chimpanzee (Primate Info Net)

Chimpanzee (San Diego Zoo)

Chimpanzee (Maryland Zoo)

Chimpanzee (St. Louis Zoo)

Recommended Resource for All Species

Use the resources above for your research. If you need additional information, you can find that in each column below for a particular species.

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