Lorisidae

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Lorisids[1]
Temporal range: Early Miocene–Recent
Slender loris (Loris sp.)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Infraorder: Lemuriformes
Superfamily: Lorisoidea
Family: Lorisidae
Gray, 1821
Genera

Arctocebus
Perodicticus
Pseudopotto
Loris
Nycticebus

Synonyms
  • Loridae
    Jenkins, 1987[2]

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

References[change | edit source]

  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. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=12100101.
  2. Brandon-Jones, D.; Eudey, A. A.; Geissmann, T.; Groves, C. P.; Melnick, D. J.; Morales, J. C.; Shekelle, M.; Stewart, C.-B. (2004). "Asian Primate Classification" (PDF). International Journal of Primatology 25 (1): 100. http://www.gibbons.de/main/papers/pdf_files/2004asianprimates.pdf.