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2005-06-06 22:56:57

New Haven, Conn.--Yale biologists have managed to extract and analyze DNA from giant, extinct lemurs, according to a Yale study published in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Radiocarbon dating of the bones and teeth from which the DNA was obtained reveal that each of the individuals analyzed died well over 1,000 years ago, according to the senior author, Anne Yoder, associate professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Living lemurs...


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Western Woolly Lemur, Avahi occidentalis
2014-04-17 10:05:39

The Western Woolly Lemur or Western Avahi (Avahi occidentalis) is a species of woolly lemur that is native to western Madagascar, where they live in dry deciduous forests. These nocturnal animals weigh about .7 to .9 kilograms. This species is folivorous. This species resides in monogamous pairs together with their offspring. The Western Woolly Lemur mostly consumes leaves and buds that derive from around 20 different plants which haven’t matured and have high levels of sugars and...

Milne-Edward’s Sifaka, Propithecus edwardsi
2012-06-05 12:46:05

Milne-Edward’s sifaka (Propithecus edwardsi), also known as Milne-Edwards simpona, is native only to the island of Madagascar. It resides on the coast, in the southeastern forests of the island. They prefer habitats within altitudes of 2,000 to 5,200 feet in primary and secondary rainforests. The Onive River and the Mangoro River make up the borders of the northern part of this lemurs range. Its range extends south to the Rienana River and Andringitra National Park. It shares this range...

Indri, Indri indri
2012-06-04 20:38:31

The indri (Indri indri) is also commonly known as the babakoto. It is related to the sifakas, and as with all lemurs, is native to the island of Madagascar. The range of this lemur begins along the eastern shores of Madagascar, from the Réserve Spéciale d’Anjanaharibe-Sud south to the Mangoro River. However, its range does not extend through the Marojejy National Park or the Masoala Peninsula, although these areas do connect to forests where indris reside 24 miles away. It is thought...

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2007-06-25 09:33:01

Verreaux's Sifaka, Propithecus verreauxi, is a medium-sized primate in the lemur family Indriidae. It lives in Madagascar and can be found in a variety of habitats from rain forest to western Madagascar dry deciduous forests and dry and spiny forests. The fur is thick and silky and generally white with brown on the sides, top of the head, and on the arms. Like all sifakas, it has a long tail that it uses as a balance when leaping from tree to tree. However, its body is so highly adapted to...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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