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(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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The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada

... thriving would be impossible to eradicate, worse even than the cane toad. I would however love to see some of our iconic rare species like pandas lemurs gorillas or orangutans placed in the wild, in similar latitudes across the globe, and allowed to thrive. It would surely be worth putting in ...

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by animartco
Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: The Himalayan Snowcock in Nevada
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What common ancestor do we share with other apes?

That little depends on what apes you mean (with chimpanzee is the situation little different, than with some lemurs). I would recommend Dawkins' Ancestor Tale, where he describes these relationships

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by JackBean
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What common ancestor do we share with other apes?
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Speciation among primates and hominids

... evolved from a multiracial earlier primate species (not to be confused with modern apes!), And these in turn from a multi-racial great-species of lemurs (not to be confused with today's lemurs!), And great-lemurs - from some multi-racial great-flying foxes or bats (not to be confused with the ...

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by LeoPol
Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Speciation among primates and hominids
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Animal Name Game!

... a possum. I can tell you that it is a primate. I don't think however it is a lemur (but it is hard to tell in this picture). Look at the nose, lemurs usually have whiskers and a dog like nose, in this picture(from what I can tell) both those features are lacking. Looks like a pygmy marmoset ...

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by Darwin420
Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Animal Name Game!
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Name game

Yes, the mono ardilla (in Spanish) is so beautiful, but I prefer lemurs ( Lemur catta is my favourite, he he). Talking about the game, mmm... I berodorcadion amor i

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by Enzyme
Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name game
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