by Daniel Laberge
Human grooming

- Primates -
A family portrait

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First primates

Haplorhini

Strepsirrhini

Lemurs

Lorises + Galagos

Simians

Tarsiers

Catarrhini

Platyrrhini
New World monkeys

Marmoset

Tamarin

Capuchin

Squirrel monkey

Douroucouli

Titi

Saki

Uakari

Howler monkey

Spider monkey

Woolly monkey

Hominoidea

Cercopithecoidea
Old World monkeys

Vervet

Patas

Douc

Green monkey

Guenon

Langur

Mangabey

Baboon

Gelada

Mandrill

Talapoin

Proboscis

Colobus

Macaque

Hominidae

Gibbons (Hylobatidae)

  Homininae
(Great apes)

Orangutans (Ponginae)

Hominini

Gorillas (Gorilla)

Pan

Chimpanzees and bonobos

Chimpanzee

Bonobo

 Humans

NOTICE

It is important to understand that humans are NOT the culmination of primate evolution.
This cladogram could have been configured with any of these animals in the final position.
However, since we are humans, this arrangement gives us a view of our roots and history.

All from a common ancestor

General primate characteristics

Platyrrhini or Catarrhini?

New world monkeys

Old world monkeys

Apes