Patrick Stephens, et al./University of Georgia
Macroecological patterns of host and parasite biodiversity. (A) Latitudinal gradient of primate biodiversity based on the geographic range area of 210 primate species. (B) Predicted latitudinal gradient of biodiversity of 571 primate parasite species, ranging from viruses to helminths, based on the overlapping geographic ranges and known parasite species richness of primate host species. (C) Predicted global patterns of known parasite species richness in wild primates based on the geographic ranges and known parasite species richness of primate host species. (D) Areas of high zoonotic disease risk for humans based on the geographic distribution and phylogenetic similarity to humans of wild primate species.