Northern Greater Galago, Otolemur garnettii

The northern greater galago (Otolemur garnettii), also called Garnett’s greater galago, is native to Africa. This species is important to genetic research because of the low genomic sequence, completed in 2006, that makes it possible to bridge the genome sequence of higher primates like chimps, and non-primate species like rodents. However, the small 2x genome is not large enough to be a complete genome. The northern greater galago has been given a conservation status of “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List.

Image Caption: Garnett’s Galago Otolemur garnettii at Cincinnati Zoo. Credit: Ltshears/Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0)