a family of primates of the suborder strepsirhini containing six genera. The family is distributed in parts of africa, india, asia, and the philippines. The six genera are: arctocebus (golden potto), galago (bush babies), loris (slender loris), nycticebus (slow loris), and perodicticus (potto). Lorises and pottos are relatively common except for arctocebus, the golden potto. All are arboreal and nocturnal.