These are tropes related to nonhuman primates, including monkeys, apes, and lemurs.
Despite the names, the tropes Butt-Monkey, Spot Monkey, Underground Monkey, Iron Butt Monkey, We Named the Monkey "Jack", Grease Monkey, Curious as a Monkey, Designated Monkey, Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys, Karmic Butt-Monkey, and Skill Monkey don't usually have anything to do with primates and do not belong here.
- Apes in Space: Apes and monkeys sent into space.
- Bare-Bottomed Monkey: Primates are humorously depicted with big bare backsides.
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Yeti: Ape-like cryptids.
- Big-Hearted Bigfoot: Bigfoot is portrayed as a kindhearted or heroic figure
- Cymbal-Banging Monkey: A horrifying-looking wind-up toy monkey.
- Dung Fu: Apes and monkeys are often depicted throwing feces.
- Eastern Zodiac: The monkey is the ninth animal of the zodiac.
- Erudite Orangutan: Orangutans depicted as smart.
- Gentle Gorilla: Gorillas who are portrayed as peaceful and easygoing.
- Intelligent Primate: Primates are portrayed as intelligent, often civilized individuals.
- Killer Gorilla: Great apes, especially gorillas, stereotyped as aggressive and violent beasts.
- Killer Space Monkey: An ape-like hostile alien.
- King Kong Copy: An Expy of the most famous movie ape, King Kong.
- Maniac Monkeys: Evil, aggressive or otherwise threatening monkeys.
- Mischief-Making Monkey: Monkeys are trouble-making pranksters.
- Monkey King Lite: An Expy of Sun Wukong, the monkey protagonist of Journey to the West.
- Monkey Morality Pose: Three monkeys, covering their eyes, ears and mouth respectively.
- Monkeys on a Typewriter: A thought experiment suggesting that given infinite time, monkeys pushing random keys on a typewriter can write a literary masterpiece by chance.
- Nue: A chimeric yokai that is stated to have the head of a monkey, the body of a tanuki, the limbs of a tiger, and the tail of a snake.
- Powersuit Monkey: A monkey or ape with a human job, usually as a comedy gag.
- Primate Versus Reptile: A giant primate and a giant reptile duking it out.
- Sea Aping: Brine shrimp as instant pets advertised as being primate-like.
- Silly Simian: A primate is added to bring humor to the situation.
- Son of an Ape: An insult aimed at humans comparing them to non-human apes, especially by non-primate beings.