Schwartz et al. (1978) Taxonomy of the Primates


This is the taxonomy Schwartz et al. (1978) proposed for the primates. The taxonomy only goes to the level of genus in the Linnean hierarchy. For information on extant species go to Primate Factsheets

PRIMATA

SEMIORDER: Plesitarsiiformes
SUBORDER: Microsyopida

Cynodontomys
Microsyops
Craseops
Alsaticopithecus


SUBORDER: Plesitarsiida
INFRAORDER: Tarsiiformes
FAMILY: Uintasoricidae

Tinimomys
Uintasorex
Niptomomys


FAMILY: Omomyidae
SUBFAMILY: Omomyinae

Omomys
Tarsius
"Uintanius ameghini"
Chumashius
Pseudoloris


SUBFAMILY: Macrotarsiinae

Macrotarsius
Ourayia
Mytonius


INFRAORDER: Plesiadapiformes
SUPERFAMILY: Anaptomorphoidea
PLESION: Teilhardina
FAMILY: Microchoeridae
PLESION: Loveina
PLESION: Shoshonius
TRIBE: Washakini

Hemiacodon
Dyseolemur
Washakius


TRIBE: Microchoerini

Nannopithex
Rooneyia
Necrolemur
Microchoerus


FAMILY: Anaptomorphidae

Anemorhysis
Altanius
Pseudotetonius
Trogolemur
Anaptomorphus
Tetonius
Absarokius


SUPERFAMILY: Plesiadapoidea
FAMILY: Plesiadapidae
PLESION: Pronothodectes
SUBFAMILY: Carpolestinae

Elphidotarsius
Carpodaptes
Carpolestes


SUBFAMILY: Plesiadapinae

Nannodectes
Plesiadapis
Chiromyoides
Platychoerops


FAMILY: Paromomyidae

Palenochtha
Palaechthon
Talpohenach
Torrejonia
Paromomys
Phenacolemur
Picrodus
Zanycteris


SEMIORDER: Similolemuriformes
SUBORDER: Strepsirhini
INFRAORDER: Lorisiformes
FAMILY: Lorisidae

Loris
Nycticebus
Perodicticus
Arctocebus
?Indraloris


FAMILY: Galagidae
SUBFAMILY: Galaginae

Galago
Euoticus


SUBFAMILY: Cheirogaleinae

Phaner
Cheirogaleus
Allocebus
Microcebus


INFRAORDER: Lemuriformes
SUPERFAMILY: Lemuroidea
FAMILY: Lemuridae

Lemur
Varecia


FAMILY: Adapidae
SUBFAMILY: Adapinae

Pelycodus
Notharctus
Smilodectes
Adapis
Pronycticebus
Protoadapis
Anchomomys
Agerinia
Caenopithecus
Mahgarita
Cercamonius
Periconodon


SUBFAMILY: Lepilemurinae

Hapalemur
Prolemur
Megaladapis
Lepilemur


SUPERFAMILY: Indrioidea
PLESION: Daubentonia
FAMILY: Archaeolemuridae

Archaeolemur
Hadropithecus


FAMILY: Indriidae
SUBFAMILY: Palaeopropithecinae

Palaeopropithecus
Archaeoindris


SUBFAMILY: Indriinae

Indri
Avahi
Mesopropithecus
Propithecus


SUBORDER: Anthropoidea
PLESION: Amphipithecus
PLESION: Oligopithecus
INFRAORDER: Platyrrhini
PLESION: Branisella
FAMILY: Cebidae

Tremacebus
Stirtonia
Neosaimiri
Saimiri
Aotus
Callicebus
Alouatta
Cebupithecia
Pithecia
Chiropotes
Cacajao
Cebus
Lagothrix
Ateles
Brachyteles
Dolichocebus
Homunculus
Xenothrix


FAMILY: Callitrichidae

Cebuella
Callithrix
Saguinus
Leontopithecus
Callimico


INFRAORDER: Catarrhini
PLESION: Parapithecidae

Parapithecus
Apidium


PLESION: Oreopithecus
SUPERFAMILY: Cercopithecoidea
PLESION: Prohylobates
PLESION: Victoriapithecus
FAMILY: Cercopithecidae
SUBFAMILY: Cercopithecinae
TRIBE: Cercopithecini

Cercopithecus
Erythrocebus
Allenopithecus


TRIBE: Papionini

Papio
Cercocebus
Dinopithecus
Gorgopithecus
Macaca
Procynocephalus
Paradolichopithecus
Theropithecus


SUBFAMILY: Colobinae

Colobus
Libypithecus
Cercopithecoides
Paracolobus
Presbytis
Pygathrix
Nasalis
Mesopithecus
Dolichopithecus


SUPERFAMILY: Hominoidea
PLESION: Propliopithecus
PLESION: Aeolopithecus
FAMILY: Hylobatidae

Hylobates
Symphalangus


PLESION: Dendropithecus
PLESION: Pliopithecus
FAMILY: Hominidae
SUBFAMILY: Dryopithecinae
PLESION: Aegyptopithecus

Dryopithecus
Limnopithecus


SUBFAMILY: Homininae
SUPERTRIBE: Ponginu

Pongo

SUPERTRIBE: Homininu
TRIBE: Panini

Pan
Gorilla


TRIBE: Hominini
PLESION: Sivapithecus
PLESION: Gigantopithecus

Ramapithecus
Australopithecus
Homo


REFERENCES:
Schwartz, J., Tattersall, I., and Eldredge, N. 1978. Phylogeny and classification of the Primates revisited. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology. Vol. 21, 95-133.

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