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2014-03-26 23:23:06

MOSI's IMAX DOME Theatre is the only venue playing Islands of Lemurs: Madagascar in the Tampa Bay area. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, a breathtaking new giant screen adventure from Warner Bros. Pictures’, is coming to MOSI’s IMAX® Dome Theatre on Friday, April 4. MOSI’s IMAX DOME Theatre is the only place in the Tampa Bay area that Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is playing. This spectacular documentary takes viewers on a journey to the remote...

2014-03-24 12:25:38

Trailblazing Scientist and Her Work Also Star in the Upcoming IMAX® Nature Documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar Premiering April 4 STONY BROOK, N.Y., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stony Brook University's 2014 "Stars of Stony Brook" Gala will honor devoted primatologist and conservationist Dr. Patricia C. Wright, on Wednesday, April 16 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City. As she is being feted by her University, Dr. Wright will be enjoying stardom of another...

Primates Expend Less Energy
2014-01-14 07:54:31

[ Watch the Video: Half The Legs Equals Half The Energy ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Humans and other primates burn 50 percent fewer calories each day than other mammals, and their slower metabolisms could explain why they mature slowly and live longer lives, according to a study published in Monday’s edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Furthermore, an international team of researchers led by Hunter College...

Large Multi-Species Primate Study Shows Diversity In Eating Habits
2013-12-06 15:09:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some monkeys consume their five-meals-a-day within just an hour, according to a new in-depth analysis of primate eating habits. Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have conducted the most thorough analysis of primate eating habits and their findings have been published in the journal Oikos. The team compiled data from 290 primate dietary studies spanning 42 years of research across 17 countries, focusing on the amount...

Moonlight Can Be A Benefit For Some Prey Species
2013-10-22 17:12:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online According to a new study published online recently in the Journal of Animal Ecology, not all animal species are negatively affected by moonlight. One prevailing theory in ecology is that moonlight increases predation risk, but Laura Prugh, a wildlife biologist at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, says that is not always the case. "Ecologists have long viewed the darkness of a moonless night as a protective blanket for...

Researchers Discover Oldest Fossil Primate Skeleton
2013-06-05 12:43:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has discovered the oldest known fossil primate skeleton, which could shed light of the evolutionary divergence between the lineage leading to modern monkeys, apes and humans on one side and the lineage leading to tarsiers on the other. According to a report of the discovery in the journal Nature, the fossil was found in an ancient Chinese lakebed, near the course of the modern Yangtze River....

Borneo Slow Loris Family Welcomes New Members
2012-12-14 09:14:37

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While studying the elusive nocturnal primate the slow loris in the jungles of Borneo, an international team of scientists discovered an entirely new species. Detailed in the American Journal of Primatology, the team analyzed the distinctive facial fur markings to reveal the existence of this new species. Another two species that were previously considered sub-species are also being officially recognized as unique because of this study....

Past Influences On Biodiversity In Madagascar
2012-07-25 10:35:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While human activity is usually identified as the primary threat to biodiversity through the loss of species, a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences (PNAS) focused on identifying pre-human causes of pressures that threaten endangered species. The latest research focused on Madagascar, which is world-renowned for its biodiversity and has been plagued by deforestation and the destruction of...

Madagascar Lemurs Threatened With Extinction
2012-07-13 09:14:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than a hundred species of lemur are found on Madagascar, a small island in the Indian Ocean just southeast of the African mainland, and a new study suggests that many of these social primates are on their way out. According to the conservation group International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as many as 90 percent of the 103 species of lemur found on Madagascar should be listed on the Red List of Threatened...

Key To Ancient Primate Behavior May Come Inner Ear
2012-06-13 16:42:12

CT scans of fossilized primate skulls or skull fragments from both the Old and New Worlds may shed light on how these extinct animals moved, especially for those species without any known remains, according to an international team of researchers. The researchers looked at the bony labyrinth in fossil remains and compared them to CT scans previously obtained from living primate species. The bony labyrinth of the inner ear is made up of the cochlea -- the major organ of hearing -- the...


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Javan Slow Loris, Nycticebus javanicus
2014-04-16 11:28:14

The Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus) is a species of primate that can be found in central and western areas on the island of Java, Indonesia. This species resides in a number of habitats including primary and secondary forests, bamboo forests, and plantations at elevations between sea level and 5,200 feet. This species was formally described in 1812 by Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, but was reclassified as a subspecies of Bradylemur tardigradus in 1840. It was not until 2000 that it...

Sunda Slow Loris, Nycticebus coucang
2014-04-16 11:22:42

The Sunda slow loris (Nycticebus coucang), also known as the greater slow loris, is a primate that can be found in Singapore, western areas of Malaysia, southern areas of Thailand, and Indonesia. This species prefers to reside in tropical rainforests but can be found in other habitats. It was first discovered in 1770 by Dutchman Arnout Vosmaer, who described it as a sloth, and was later classified with all other known lorises as a single species. Today, the Sunda slow loris is one of nine...

Sanford's Brown Lemur, Eulemur sanfordi
2012-08-02 20:40:16

Sanford’s brown lemur (Eulemur sanfordi), also known as Sanford’s lemur, is native to the island of Madagascar. Its range extends from Antsiranana to Ampanakana. There are populations located in several forests including Analamerana and Ankarana, a fragmented population in Daraina. Although its southern range stops at the Manambato River, hybrids of the white-fronted brown lemur and Sanford’s brown lemur occur between Sambava and Vohemar. Preferred habitats include montane, arid...

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...

Small-toothed Sportive Lemur, Lepilemur microdon
2012-06-14 17:15:27

The small-toothed sportive lemur (Lepilemur microdon) is also known as the small-toothed weasel lemur, and is native only to the island of Madagascar. It range extends from the Ranomafana National Park to Andringitra National Park in the southwest. It is thought that the Manampatrana River marks the southern border of this range, and that the Namorona River marks the north. It is thought that James' sportive lemur replaces the small-toothed sportive lemur in its far southern range. It prefers...

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