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Network Biodiversity of Primates

The network "Biodiversity of Primates" is an association of scientists at the German Primate Center, who study the distribution and the life of monkeys in the wild.

Until now, the network has reported a total of 21 new primate species. Many of these species are endangered. The knowledge concerning the ranges of distribution, way of life and genetic differences between the single species is essential to protect these animals. It is the only effective way to designate special conservation areas.


Skywalker Gibbon (Hoolock tianxing). Photo: Fan Peng-Fei
Skywalker Gibbon
Hoolock tianxing
(Fan et al. 2017)
Tapanuli Orang-Utan (Pongo tapanuliensis). Photo:
Tapanuli Orang-Utan
Pongo tapanuliensis
(Nater et al. 2017)
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Popa langur (Trachypithecus popa). Photo: Thaung Win
Popa Langur
Trachypithecus popa
(Roos et al. 2020)
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Additional newly discovered species

Cuc-Phuong-Ferret-badger. Photo: Elke Schwierz
Melogale cucphuongensis sp. nov. (Nadler et al. 2011)


PD Dr. Christian Roos

PD Dr. Christian Roos Primate Genetics Laboratory +49 551 3851-300 +49 551 3851-372 Contact Profile