What primates are in the most danger of going extinct?



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    Here is a pdf file of the 25 most endangered primates of 2008-2010 as determined by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.  In this publication you will see many species of gorillas, lemurs and monkeys, where they live and even which ones were removed since the 2006-2008 list was made.  http://www.primate-sg.org/PDF/Primates.in.Peril.2008-2010.pdf

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    A report revealed by primate specialist Russ Mittermeier revealed that nearly half of all primate species are now in danger of becoming extinct from deforestation, wildlife trade, and hunting. The list included five species from Madagascar, six from Africa, 11 from Asia, and three from Central and South America. One of the most endangered of the group is the Golden headed langur which is found in northeastern Vietnam. There are only about 60 -70 individuals that remain in the wild. 


    Here are a compiled list of the other critically endangered primate species. 

    The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates: 2008–2010, by region:


    Greater Bamboo Lemur Prolemur simus
    Gray-headed Lemur Eulemur cinereiceps
    Sclater’s Black Lemur, Blue-Eyed Black Lemur Eulemur flavifrons
    Northern sportive lemur Lepilemur septentrionalis
    Silky Sifaka Propithecus candidus

    Rondo Dwarf Galago Galagoides rondoensis
    Roloway Guenon Cercopithecus diana roloway
    Tana River Red Colobus Procolobus rufomitratus
    Niger Delta Red Colobus Monkey Procolobus epieni
    Kipunji Rungwecebus kipunji
    Cross River GorillaGorilla gorilla diehli


    Siau Island Tarsier Tarsius tumpara
    Javan Slow Loris Nycticebus javanicus
    Simakobu or Pig-Tailed Snub-Nose Langur Simias concolor
    Delacour’s Langur Trachypithecus delacouri
    Golden-headed Langur or Cat Ba Langur Trachypithecus p. poliocephalus
    Western Purple-faced Langur Trachypithecus (Semnopithecus) vetulus nestor
    Grey-shanked Douc Monkey Pygathrix cinerea

    Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey Rhinopithecus avunculus
    Eastern Black Crested Gibbon Nomascus nasutus
    Western Hoolock Gibbon Hoolock hoolock

    Sumatran Orangutan Pongo abelii

    Central and South America
    Cotton-top Tamarin Saguinus oedipus
    Variegated or Brown Spider Monkey Ateles hybridus
    Peruvian Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey Oreonax flavicauda

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