Monkeys are non-sapient primate mammals. About 260 species exist.
Most but not all monkeys are omnivorous and arboreal. They are highly intelligent, sociable creatures. On LV-1201, monkeys were among the imported species (along with dogs) used as hosts to breed Xenomorphs, although the resulting Xenomorph strains were never seen.
- In Aliens versus Predator 2, Andrew Harrison encountered a lone monkey in a cage while escaping the Forward Observation Pods. (First appearance)
- Although Xenomorphs birthed from monkeys are not seen in Aliens versus Predator 2, a Gorilla Alien exists in the Kenner toy lines. Xenomorphs spawned from lemurs also appear in William Gibson's unproduced script for Alien3, and Aliens birthed from similar, lemur-like creatures found on Ryushi appear in Peter Briggs' unproduced Alien vs. Predator script, titled The Hunt: Alien vs. Predator.
- ↑ Marine mission III - "Betrayal"