August 5, 2014

Nearly 50 Years Of Lemur Data Now Available Online

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A 48-year archive of life history data for the world’s largest and most diverse collection of endangered primates is now digital and available online. The Duke Lemur Center database allows visitors to view and download data for more than 3600 animals representing 27 species of lemurs, lorises and galagos — distant primate cousins who predate monkeys and apes — with more data to be uploaded in the future.

The project was supported by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center and the National Science Foundation (DBI 1258440). Additional support was provided by the Duke Lemur Center and Duke’s Natural Sciences Division.

The data are available online in the Dryad Digital Repository at http://dx.doi/10.5061/dryad.fj974 and via the Duke Lemur Center website at….

Credit: Duke Lemur Center

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