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Lemur Offers Insights Into Sleep Purpose
2013-09-05 10:49:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By studying a tiny primate that is a distant relative of humans, researchers at Duke University said they are gaining new insights into the purpose of sleep. According to the researchers’ report published this week in the journal PLOS ONE, observations of the fat-tailed dwarf lemur during its sleep and hibernation cycles indicate that sleep has a function in the regulation of body temperature and metabolism. Lead study author...

Scientists Describe The Lavasoa Dwarf Lemur As A New Primate Species Native Of Madagascar
2013-07-29 10:10:24

AlphaGalileo Foundation The island of Madagascar harbors a unique biodiversity that evolved due to its long-lasting isolation from other land masses. Numerous plant and animal species are found solely on Madagascar. Lemurs, a subgroup of primates, are among the most prominent representatives of the island's unique fauna. They are found almost exclusively on Madagascar. The only exceptions are two species of the genus Eulemur that also live on the Comoros Islands, where they probably have...

Two New Lemurs Added To List Of Hibernating Primates
2013-05-02 13:38:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a new study in the journal Scientific Reports, scientists they have discovered that two little-known lemurs spend months hibernating as part of an adaptive survival strategy. Until this study, the western fat-tailed dwarf lemur was the only primate known to snooze away months of seasonal dearth. The team says the Crossley's dwarf lemur and Sibree's dwarf lemur are now joining the list. According to the researchers, the two lemurs...

2007-12-21 09:00:22

By Karl A. Van Assel World Features Syndicate Unexpected animals that hibernate 1. Fat-tailed dwarf lemurs 2. Ladybugs 3. Poorwills 4. Desert tortoises 5. Marmots 6. Some spiders 7. Some butterfly species 8. Some bats (c) 2007 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


Latest Dwarf lemur Reference Libraries

Greater Dwarf Lemur, Cheirogaleus major
2012-09-03 07:04:56

The greater dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus major), also known as Geoffroy's dwarf lemur, is native only to the island of Madagascar. This species can be found in northern and eastern regions of the island, preferring a habitat within primary and secondary forests, or arid scrub areas. It is a nocturnal species that rests and sleeps in nests made of twigs, leaves, and grasses or in trees with hollow areas. It was thought that a color variation of the greater dwarf lemur, the greater iron-gray dwarf...

Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemur, Cheirogaleus medius
2012-07-31 15:13:20

The fat-tailed dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus medius) is one of the smallest living primates in the world, and is native only to the island of Madagascar. Its other common names include the western fat-tailed dwarf lemur, the spiny forest dwarf lemur, and the lesser dwarf lemur. During the years of 2000 to 2009, one population of lemurs, known as southern fat-tailed dwarf lemur, was thought to be a separate species. Colin Groves described this species as having many coloration differences from...

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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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