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Lorises [1]
Temporal range:
early Miocene–Recent
Slender loris (Loris sp.)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Infraorder: Lemuriformes
Superfamily: Lorisoidea
Family: Lorisidae

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]

Genera are:

References[change | change 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. et al 2004. Asian primate classification. International Journal of Primatology. 25 (1): 100. [1]