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2010-03-02 14:10:00

A fossil that was celebrated last year as a possible "missing link" between humans and early primates is actually a forebearer of modern-day lemurs and lorises.

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2010-01-20 08:53:01

A new paper argues that the distributions of the major primate groups are correlated with Mesozoic tectonic features and that their respective ranges are congruent with each evolving locally from a widespread ancestor on the supercontinent of Pangea about 185 million years ago.


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Aye-aye, Daubentonia madagascariensis
2012-08-03 15:38:35

The aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) is a species of lemur that is native only to the island of Madagascar. This species is the only remaining member in the Daubentonia genus. Its range is slightly fragmented in some areas. It derives its scientific name from Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, a French naturalist, and from the island on which it was first discovered. Aye-ayes prefer a habitat within deciduous forests or rainforests, with most occurring in rainforests, but can inhabit...

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2006-12-27 15:00:06

The sunda loris (Nycticebus coucang) is a slow loris. This slow moving strepsirrhine primate has large eyes that point forward, and ears that are small and nearly hidden in the fur. Its tail is a mere stump. The sunda loris is a diurnal and arboreal animal that prefers the tops of the trees.

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
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