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Philippine Tarsier Has Bat-Like Pitch
2012-02-08 10:19:09

One of the world’s smallest primates, the Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta), has the world’s highest pitched vocalization of any primate ever documented, according to a study published Wednesday.


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Northern Greater Galago, Otolemur garnettii
2012-05-29 12:39:27

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”...

Brown Greater Galago, Otolemur crassicaudatus
2012-05-16 13:16:02

The brown greater galago (Otolemur crassicaudatus) is the largest member in its family. These primates can be found in Southern and East Africa with a range that includes the coast of Somalia, Tanzania, Angola, and southern Kenya. There are currently two recognized subspecies of the brown greater galago, although the IUCN has listed the silvery greater galago as a third subspecies. The brown greater galago, as well as its subspecies, has a conservation status of “Least Concern”. The...

Mohol Bushbaby, Galago moholi
2012-05-11 12:09:18

The mohol bushbaby (Galago moholi) can be found in many places in Africa including Botswana, Angola, Namibia, Rwanda, and Malawi, among other areas. Some populations have even been found in suburb areas of Johannesburg and Pretoria. It is thought that these bushbabies are escaped or released pets, or that some may have migrated from warmer climates. Image Caption: Galago moholi. Credit: ideonexus/Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 2.0)

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2006-12-27 15:06:42

The Senegal Bushbaby (Galago senegalensis), also known as the Senegal Galago, the lesser galago or the lesser bush baby, is a small, nocturnal primate. It is a member of the galago family Galagidae (sometimes called Galagonidae). The name "bush baby" may come either from the animals' cries or from their appearance. They are agile leapers, and run swiftly along branches. They have large eyes, giving them good night vision. They have strong hind limbs and long tails. This helps them...

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2006-12-27 15:03:29

The brown greater galago (Otolemur crassicaudatus) is a nocturnal primate, the largest in the family of galagos. Physical characteristics This species has a rounded head with a short, wide snout. It has very large ears and relatively small eyes. The thick fur is very variable in color. Some have a grayish fur with a white tail tip, others a dark brown fur with a black tip. The lighter colored animals mainly occur in dryer, low-lying areas. The darker animals live in higher, wetter...

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Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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