Welcome to the electronic edition of the Laboratory Primate Newsletter. All material is copyright, but may be circulated electronically, or printed out and reproduced for classroom and other non-commercial purposes, as long as reference is made to the source.

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For 50 years, the Laboratory Primate Newsletter has provided a central source of information about nonhuman primates and related matters to scientists who use these animals in their research and those whose work supports such research. The Newsletter (1) provided information on care and breeding of nonhuman primates for laboratory research, (2) disseminated general information and news about the world of primate research (such as announcements of meetings, research projects, sources of information, nomenclature changes), (3) helped meet the special research needs of individual investigators by publishing requests for research material or for information related to specific research problems, and (4) served the cause of conservation of nonhuman primates by publishing information on that topic. The Newsletter appeared quarterly and was intended primarily for persons doing research with nonhuman primates. All issues may be purchased for $10.00 each. Large quantities of issues may be purchased “by the pound”.

In general, to avoid inconsistencies within the Newsletter, the Latin names used have been those in Mammal Species of The World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2nd Ed. D. E. Wilson & D. M. Reeder (Eds.). Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993. For an introduction to and review of primate nomenclature see The Pictorial Guide to the Living Primates, by N. Rowe, Pogonias Press, 1996.

All correspondence concerning the Newsletter should be addressed to:

Judith E. Schrier, 34 Memorial Road
Providence, Rhode Island 02906.
Phone: 401-751-4554
e-mail address:

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The Newsletter is supported by Brown University.

Laboratory Primate Newsletter copyright © 2011 by Brown University

Editor: Judith E. Schrier, MSc
Associate Editors: James S. Harper, DVM, Gordon J. Hankinson, DVM, and Larry Hulsebos, DVM
Consulting Editors: Morris L. Povar, DVM and and Jason Machan, PhD
Assistant Editor: Elva Mathiesen, BA
Founding Editor: Allan M. Schrier, PhD

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Last updated: March 5, 2012