Lorisidae

family of mammals

Lorisidae (sometimes called Loridae) is a family of primates. Its members resemble lemurs. They live in trees, in Africa and Asia. Depending on the author, there are nine to eleven species, in about five genera.[2]

Lorises [1]
Temporal range:
early Miocene–Recent
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Slender loris (Loris sp.)
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Lorisidae

Genera are:
Arctocebus
Perodicticus
Pseudopotto
Loris
Nycticebus

ReferencesEdit

  1. Groves, Colin (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 121–123. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Brandon-Jones D. et al 2004. Asian primate classification. International Journal of Primatology. 25 (1): 100. [1]