This primate evolution phylogenetic tree shows how common ancestors relate to species. The phylogeny of primates is depicted in the tree below. The traditional classification of primates into prosimians and anthropoids is included at the top of the phylogenetic tree for comparison. Tarsiers were previously classified with the prosimian lemurs and lorises, but they are now classified separately. This is because, as shown in this primate evolution phylogenetic tree diagram, tarsiers shared a more recent common ancestor with anthropoids than the other prosimians. Grab a copy of EdrawMax today to draw phylogenetic trees for your study.