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A New Earth primate

For the Xindi sub-species often simply called Primates, please see Xindi-Primate.

The primate was a type of mammal, noted for its intelligence.

According to Commander Dolim, most primates as a whole were not very resilient, with the exception of Humans. (ENT: "Azati Prime", "Countdown")

According to the Eska Damrus, it was his group's tradition of hunting wild animals on Dakala had carried on for nine generations. He also noted that, although the rogue planet had higher primates, they didn't touch them, as they were more interested in hunting Wraiths. (ENT: "Rogue Planet")

When the USS Enterprise-D encountered a mysterious lifeform that arrived at Deneb IV in the form of a starship in 2364, Q pointed out to Captain Jean-Luc Picard that "The meaning of that vessel is as plain, as plain as the noses on your ugly little primate faces." (TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint")

In 2377, Q complained to Captain Kathryn Janeway how his father, Q, "abandoned me on an antiquated flying machine run by primates," before she retorted that "[w]e primates are your only hope." (VOY: "Q2")

Types of primate

While several humanoid species appear to be primates, only those referred to as such are listed here.

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