Lemurs Sentence Examples
The sportive lemurs (Lepidolemur) are smaller than the typical species of Lemur, and the adults generally lose their upper incisors.
Like the gentle lemurs they are nocturnal.
Till recently the aye-aye was regarded as representing a family by itself - the Chiromyidae; but the discovery that it resembles the other lemurs of Madagascar in the structure of the inner ear, and thus differs from all other members of the group, has led to the conclusion that it is best classed as a subfamily (Chiromyidae) of the Lemuridae.
In disposition they are quiet and gentle, and do not show much intelligence; they are also less noisy than the true lemurs, only when alarmed or angered making a noise which has been compared to the clucking of a fowl.
Europeans in the East know these animals as "flying lemurs."Advertisement
No lemurs occur, although a species is found in Assam, and another in southern India.
The projection of the muzzle, which gives the character of brutality to the gorilla as distinguished from the man, is yet further exaggerated in the lemurs, as is also the backward position.
A series of the apes, arranged from lower to higher orders, shows gradations from a brain little higher that that of a rat, to a brain like a small and imperfect imitation of a man's; and the greatest structural break in the series lies not between man and the manlike apes, but between the apes and monkeys on one side, and the lemurs on the other.
Among the exceptions are the South American squirrel-monkeys, whose eyes approximate in structure to those of the lemurs.
In other instances, notably in the lemurs, but also in certain carnivora, rodents and marsupials, they occupy a position on the fore-arm near the wrist, in connexion with glands, and receive sensory powers from the radial nerve.Advertisement
As regards the latter order, although we are at present unacquainted with all the connecting links between the lemurs and the monkeys, there is little doubt that the ancestors of the former represent the stock from which the latter have originated.
Earle, in the American Naturalist for 1897, observes that " so far as the palaeontological evidence goes it is decidedly in favour of the view that apes and lemurs are closely related.
In regard to Tarsius, it is evidently a type nearly between the lemurs and apes, but with many essential characters belonging to the former group."
The main facts at the present day are, firstly, the restriction of the Prosimiae, or lemurs, to the warmer parts of the Old World, and their special abundance in Madagascar (where other Primates are wanting); and, secondly, the wide structural distinction between the monkeys of tropical America (Platyrrhina), and the Old World monkeys and apes, or Catarrhina.
Till recently the galagos have been included in the family Lemuridae; but this is restricted to the lemurs of Madagascar, and they are now classed with the lorises and pottos in the family Nycticebidae, of which they form the section Galaginae, characterized by the great elongation of the upper portion of the feet (tarsus) and the power of folding the large ears.Advertisement
Red ruffed lemurs live in small groups of between 5 - 16 individuals.
It has over 150 different species of mammals, reptiles and birds in its collection including meerkats, ring tailed lemurs and wallabies.
But other creatures are equally fascinating, including lemurs, monkeys, reptiles, birds, insects and spiders.
Lemurs Ring-tailed lemurs Ring-tailed Lemurs We now have 21 ring-tailed lemurs in Malagasy.
April 2006 Staff at Folly Farm's zoo are ecstatic this Easter, with the successful breeding of their endangered lemurs.Advertisement
There are also mongoose lemurs and brown lemurs to add to the spectacle.
This could have added a couple more lemurs to our list.
We have had a lot of success in breeding other lemur species and hope that the Red-fronted lemurs will also breed well at Colchester.
We have had a lot of success in breeding other lemur species and hope that the Red-fronted lemur species and hope that the Red-fronted lemurs will also breed well at Colchester.
We hit lucky with a party of Spectacled greenbuls and a little later on fabulous views of Greater bamboo lemurs at very close range.Advertisement
This leads to a rather muddled plot with the local lemurs, led by Sacha Baron Cohen.
General characteristics Red ruffed lemurs have a distinctive ruff under their chin and around their cheeks.
The sportive lemurs are smallish grey-brown creatures with a small round head, flattish face, sticky-out round ears and a long bushy tail.
Bison, raccoons, kangaroos, sloths, lemurs, giraffes, black bears, camels, Bengal tigers, several monkey species, yaks, and elk are only a few of the mammals that call Wild Adventures home.
The gentle lemurs (Hapalemur) have a rounder head, with smaller ears and a shorter muzzle, and also a bare patch covered with spines on the fore-arm.
The foot resembles that of the other lemurs in its large opposable great toe with a flat nail; but all the other toes have pointed compressed claws.
Like so many lemurs, it is completely nocturnal in its habits, living either alone or in pairs, chiefly in the bamboo forests.
That, unlike the fictional wasps or flying lemurs, the effects of our being here will be very real.
All the Malagasy lemurs, which agree in the structure of the internal ear, are now included in the family Lemuridae, confined to Madagascar and the Comoro Islands, which comprises the great majority of the group. The other families are the Nycticebidae, common to tropical Asia and Africa, and the Tarsiidae, restricted to the Malay countries.