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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 (16 November 2005). Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds) (ed.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd edition ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 121–123. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.CS1 maint: multiple names: editors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: editors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text (link)
  2. Brandon-Jones D. et al 2004. Asian primate classification. International Journal of Primatology. 25 (1): 100. [1]