primate is a mammal of the order Primates. In taxonomy, primates include two distinct lineages, strepsirrhines and haplorhines. Primates arose from ancestors that lived in the trees of tropical forests; many primate characteristics represent adaptations to life in this challenging environment. Most primate species remain at least partly arboreal.


  1. Aotidae
  2. Atelidae
  3. Callitrichidae
  4. Cebidae
  5. Cercopithecidae
  6. Cheirogaleidae
  7. Daubentoniidae
  8. Galagidae
  9. Hominidae
  10. Hylobatidae
  11. Indriidae
  12. Lemuridae
  13. Lepilemuridae
  14. Lorisidae
  15. Pitheciidae
  16. Tarsiidae