This page is a list of species of the order Primates discovered in the 2000s. See also parent page Mammals discovered in the 2000s.
Rio Acari Marmoset Callithrix acariensis and Manicore Marmoset C. manicorensis
Rio Acari Marmoset
) and Manicore Marmoset
) were two new species of marmoset
discovered in Brazil
Mouse Lemurs Microcebus sambiranensis, M. berthae, M. tavaratra
The Sambirano Mouse Lemur
), Madame Berthe's Mouse Lemur
) and Northern Rufous Mouse Lemur
) were three species of tiny lemur
discovered in Madagascar in 2000.
Dwarf Lemurs Cheirogaleus adipicaudatus, C. crossleyi, C. minisculus, C. ravus, C. sibreei
In 2001 five new species of dwarf lemur
were named: Southern Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur
), Furry-eared Dwarf Lemur
), Lesser Iron-gray Dwarf Lemur
), Greater Iron-gray Dwarf Lemur
), and Sibree's Dwarf Lemur
Sambirano Woolly Lemur A. unicolor
See this section
Prince Bernhard's Titi Callicebus bernhardi and Stephen Nash's Titi Callicebus stephennashi
Prince Bernhard's Titi
) and Stephen Nash's Titi
) were two new species of titi
discovered in Brazil
Arunachal Macaque Macaca munzala
), discovered in India
in 2004. Known to the locals as Munzala, it is thought to be most closely related to the Assam Macaque
and Tibetan Macaque
, and is the first macaque
species to be discovered since 1908.
Kipunji Ryngwecebus kipunji
, or Highland Mangabey, (Rungwecebus kipunji
), discovered in Tanzania
in 2005. Originally grouped within the genus Lophocebus
, the distinctive monkey with mohawk
-style hair was declared as a member of a new genus in 2006.
Bemaraha Woolly Monkey Avahi cleesei (2005) and Sambirano Woolly Lemur A. unicolor (2001)
In 2005 a new species of woolly lemur
, or avahi, which was discovered in the 1990s, was named Bemaraha Woolly Lemur
), after the British comedian John Cleese
. Another new avahi was perviously named in 2001 – Sambirano Woolly Lemur
GoldenPalace.com Monkey Cellicebus aureipalatii
The GoldenPalace.com Monkey
), a type of titi
, got its name from the fact a charity auction was held in 2005 to name the species. The auction was won by online casino Goldenpalace.com
, who bid $650,000 to name the monkey (aureipalatii is Latin for 'of the Golden Palace'). The money went towards maintaining the monkeys' home, the Madidi National Park.
Mitsinjo Sportive Lemur Lepilemur mitsinjoensis and Seal's Sportive Lemur L. seali
Mitsinjo Sportive Lemur
) and Seal's Sportive Lemur
) are two species of sportive lemur
, identified in 2005 by Edward Louis of Henry Doorly Zoo
Goodman's Mouse Lemur Microcebus lehilahytsara and Northern Giant Mouse Lemur Mirza zaza
Goodman's Mouse Lemur
), discovered in Madagascar
and presented in 2005. The Northern Giant Mouse Lemur
), was also discovered to be a distinct species to Coquerel's Giant Mouse Lemur
), and announced at the same time.
Blond Capuchin Cebus querozi
The Blond Capuchin
) was discovered near Rio de Janeiro
in 2006. Some suspect that rather than a new species, however, it is a rediscovery of a monkey named Simia flavia
, known only from a drawing by German taxonomist Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber
Sportive Lemurs Lepilemur sp.
In 2006, researchers announced three new species of sportive lemur
have been identified. Genetic tests revealed the Red-tailed Sportive Lemur
) is in fact three separate species, and the Gray-backed Sportive Lemur
) was split into two. The lemurs show no obvious morphological differences, but are in communities separated geographically by rivers.
New Scientist reported on the the finding of a new species of uakari.