Fleagle (1998) Taxonomy of the Primates


This is the taxonomy Fleagle (1998) proposed for the primates. This is a revision of the Fleagle (1988) taxonomy. The taxonomy only goes to the level of genus in the Linnean hierarchy. For information on extant species go to Primate Factsheets

ORDER: incertae sedis

Purgatorius

ORDER: Plesiadapiformes

SUPERFAMILY: Plesiadapoidea
FAMILY: Plesiadapidae

Pandemonium
Pronothodectes
Nannodectes
Plesiadapis
Chiromyoides
Platychoerops


FAMILY: Carpolestidae

Chronolestes
Elphidotarsius
Carpodaptes
Carpolestes
Carpocristes


FAMILY: Saxonellidae

Saxonella

FAMILY: Paromomyidae

Paromomys
Ignacius
Phenacolemur
Elwynella
Simpsonlemur
Dillerlemur
Pulverflumen
Arcius


FAMILY: Micromomyidae

Micromomys
Tinimomys
Chalicomomys
Myrmekomomys


SUPERFAMILY: Microsyopoidea
FAMILY: Palaechthonidae

Palaechthon
Plesiolestes
Talpohenach
Torrejonia
Palenochtha
Premnoides


FAMILY: Microsyopidae

Navajovius
Berruvius
Niptomomys
Uintasorex
Avenius
Microsyops
Arctodontomys
Craseops
Megadelphus


SUPERFAMILY: incertae sedis
FAMILY: Picrodontidae

Picrodus
Zanycteris
Draconodus


FAMILY: Picromomyidae

Picromomys
Alveojunctus


ORDER: Primata

SUBORDER: Prosimii
FAMILY: incertae sedis

Altanius
Altiatlasius


INFRAORDER: Lemuriformes
SUPERFAMILY: Adapoidea
FAMILY: Notharctidae
SUBFAMILY: Notharctinae

Cantius
Copelemur
Notharctus
Smilodectes
Pelycodus
Hesperolemur


SUBFAMILY: Cercamoniinae

Donrussellia
Protoadapis
Europolemur
Periconodon
Caenopithecus
Pronycticebus
Cercamonius
Anchomomys
Huerzeleria
Buxella
Agerinia
Panobius
Mahgarita
Djebelemur
Aframonius
Omanodon
Shizarodon
Wadilemur


FAMILY: incertae sedis

Azibius
Hoanghonius
Lushius
Rencunius
Wailekia


FAMILY: Adapidae
SUBFAMILY: Adapinae

Adapis
Cryptadapis
Microadapis
Leptadapis
Adapoides


FAMILY: Sivaladapidae
SUBFAMILY: Sivaladapinae

Indraloris
Sivaladapis
Sinoadapis


SUPERFAMILY: Lemuroidea
FAMILY: Cheirogaleidae

Microcebus
Mirza
Cheirogaleus
Phaner
Allocebus


FAMILY: Lemuridae

Lemur
Eulemur
Varecia
Pachylemur
Hapalemur


FAMILY: Lepilemuridae
SUBFAMILY: Lepilemurinae

Lepilemur

SUBFAMILY: Megaladapinae

Megaladapis

FAMILY: Indriidae
SUBFAMILY: Indriinae

Avahi
Propithecus
Indri


SUBFAMILY: Archaeolemurinae

Archaeolemur
Hadropithecus


SUBFAMILY: Palaeopropithecinae

Mesopropithecus
Babakotia
Palaeopropithecus
Archaeoindris


FAMILY: Daubentoniidae

Daubentonia

SUPERFAMILY: Lorisoidea
FAMILY: Galagidae

Progalago
Komba
Otolemur
Galago
Euoticus
Galagoides


FAMILY: Lorisidae

Perodicticus
Pseudopotto
Arctocebus
Loris
Nycticebus
Mioeuoticus


FAMILY: Plesiopithecidae

Plesiopithecus

INFRAORDER: Tarsiiformes
SUPERFAMILY: Omomyoidea
FAMILY: Omomyoidae
SUBFAMILY: Anaptomorphinae
TRIBE: Anaptomorphini

Teilhardina
Anaptomorphus
Gazinius
Tetonius
Pseudotetonius
Absarokius
Tatmanius
Strigorhysis
Acrossia


TRIBE: Trogolemurini

Trogolemur
Sphacorhysis
Anemorhysis
Tetonoides
Arapahovius
Chlororhysis


TRIBE: Washakiini

Washakius
Shoshonius
Dyseolemur
Loveina


SUBFAMILY: Omomyinae
TRIBE: Omomyini

Omomys
Chumashius
Steinius


TRIBE: Uintaniini

Uintanius
Jemezius


TRIBE: Macrotarsiini

Macrotarsius
Hemiacodon
Yaquius


TRIBE: Ourayini

Ourayia
Wyomomys
Ageitodendron
Utahia
Stockia
Chipetaia
Asiomomys


TRIBE: incertae sedis

Ekgmowechashala

FAMILY: Microchoeridae

Nannopithex
Pseudoloris
Necrolemur
Microchoerus


FAMILY: incertae sedis

Rooneyia
Kohatius


SUPERFAMILY: Tarsioidea
FAMILY: Tarsiidae

Afrotarsius
Tarsius
Xanthorhysis


SUBORDER: Anthropoidea
INFRAORDER: incertae sedis
SUPERFAMILY: incertae sedis
FAMILY: Eosimiidae

Eosmias

FAMILY: incertae sedis

Amphipithecus
Pondaungia
Siamopithecus


SUPERFAMILY: Parapithecoidea
FAMILY: Parapithecidae

Serapia
Qatrania
Apidium
Parapithecus
Biretia


SUPERFAMILY: incertae sedis
FAMILY: incertae sedis

Proteopithecus
Arsinoea
Algeripithecus
Tabelia


INFRAORDER: Platyrrhini
SUPERFAMILY: Ceboidea
FAMILY: Atelidae
SUBFAMILY: Pitheciinae

Soriacebus
Carlocebus
Homunculus
Cebupithecia
Nuciruptor
Propithecia
Pithecia
Chiropotes
Cacajao


SUBFAMILY: Callicebinae

Callicebus

SUBFAMILY: Atelinae

Stirtonia
Protopithecus
Caipora
Alouatta
Lagothrix
Brachyteles
Ateles


FAMILY: Cebidae
SUBFAMILY: Aotinae

Tremacebus
Aotus


SUBFAMILY: Cebinae

Dolichocebus
Chilecebus
Neosaimiri
Laventiana
Cebus
Saimiri


SUBFAMILY: Callitrichinae

Micodon
Patasola
Lagonimico
Callimico
Saguinus
Leontopithecus
Callithrix
Cebuella


SUBFAMILY: incertae sedis

Branisella
Szalatavus
Mohanamico
Paralouatta
Xenothrix
Antillothrix


INFRAORDER: Catarrhini
SUPERFAMILY: Propliopithecoidea
FAMILY: Propliopithecidae

Propliopithecus
Aegyptopithecus


FAMILY: Oligopithecidae

Oligopithecus
Catopithecus


SUPERFAMILY: Hominoidea
FAMILY: Proconsulidae

Proconsul
Rangwapithecus
Limnopithecus
Dendropithecus
Simiolus
Micropithecus
Kalepithecus
Kamoyapithecus
Dionysopithecus
Platydontopithecus


FAMILY: Oreopithecidae

Mabokopithecus
Nyanzapithecus
Oreopithecus


FAMILY: incertae sedis

Afropithecus
Morontopithecus
Turkanapithecus
Kenyapithecus
Otavipithecus
Samburupithecus


FAMILY: Pliopithecidae

Pliopithecus
Plesiopliopithecus
Anapithecus
Laccopithecus


FAMILY: Hylobatidae

Hylobates

FAMILY: Pongidae

Dryopithecus
Lufengpithecus
Griphopithecus
Sivapithecus
Ankarapithecus
Gigantopithecus
Graecopithecus
Ouranopithecus
Pongo
Gorilla
Pan


FAMILY: Hominidae
SUBFAMILY: Australopithecinae

Ardipithecus
Australopithecus
Paranthropus


SUBFAMILY: Homininae

Homo

SUPERFAMILY: Cercopithecoidea
FAMILY: Victoriapithecidae
SUBFAMILY: Victoriapithecinae

Prohylobates
Victoriapithecus


FAMILY: Cercopithecidae
SUBFAMILY: Cercopithecinae

Macaca
Procynocephalus
Paradolichopithecus
Papio
Dinopithecus
Cercocebus
Lophocebus
Parapapio
Gorgopithecus
Theropithecus
Cercopithecus
Allenopithecus
Chlorocebus
Erythrocebus
Mandrillus
Miopithecus


SUBFAMILY: Colobinae

Mesopithecus
Dolichopithecus
Semnopithecus
Presbytis
Kasi
Trachypithecus
Nasalis
Simias
Pygathrix
Rhinopithecus
Colobus
Piliocolobus
Procolobus
Libypithecus
Microcolobus
Cercopithecoides
Paracolobus
Rhinocolobus


REFERENCES:
Fleagle, J.G. 1998. Primate Adaptation and Evolution. Academic Press: New York.

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