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Lemur

Lemur

(Science: zoology) One of a family (Lemuridae) of nocturnal mammals allied to the monkeys, but of small size, and having a sharp and foxlike muzzle, and large eyes. They feed upon birds, insects, and fruit, and are mostly natives of madagascar and the neighboring islands, one genus (galago) occurring in Africa. The slow lemur or kukang of the East Indies is Nycticebus tardigradus. See galago, indris, and Colugo.

Origin: L, a ghost, specter. So called on account of its habit of going abroad by night.


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Tarsier?

Hi there, this is definitely a Flying Lemur, also called Colugo. I saw one myself, when I was in Borneo a few months ago... Nice picture though! :)

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by Sischu
Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:43 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tarsier?
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What is this animal???? SOOO weird looking.

I think its a lemur , a family of a monkey . It has the hands like he tarsier in Philippines .

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by Papreca
Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:57 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What is this animal???? SOOO weird looking.
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What Type of Animal is this? Fisher Cat?

It's like a Lemur but more similar to cat. I think its a relative of a cat.

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by Papreca
Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:43 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What Type of Animal is this? Fisher Cat?
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could anybody tell me what this animal is?

I think its a lemur.

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by Slipshod
Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:49 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: could anybody tell me what this animal is?
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What Type of Animal is this? Fisher Cat?

it has a bit different posture for a cat... some kindda primate...may be a lemur....but the tail was short for a lemur... i hope the photo is clear...its sum kindda blurred.

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by animemusic8
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:16 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: What Type of Animal is this? Fisher Cat?
Replies: 13
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