Department of Social Sciences

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  • Groups studied

    Bushbabies or Galagos

    Bushbabies or Galagos are small to medium strepsirhine (moist-nosed) primates founding diverse habitats throughout Africa, south of the Sahara, except for the southernmost tip. They range in weight from 45 to 2,000 g.

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    Bushbabies or Galagos

    Lemurs

    Lemurs are strepsirhine (moist-nosed) primates from Madagascar. Ancestral lemurs were nocturnal but many living species have become fully or partly diurnal. Fully nocturnal species range in weight from 30 to 3,000 g.

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    Lemurs

    Lorises

    Lorises are small to medium strepsirhine (moist-nosed) primates from a wide rage of habitats over a vast area of southern and eastern Asia. They range in weight from 103 to 1,600 g.

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    Lorises

    Owl monkeys

    Night (or Owl) monkeys are medium sized, haplorhine (hairy-lipped) primates from Central and South America (from Panama to northern Argentina) living in primary and secondary forests. They range in weight from 600 to 1,500 g.

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    Owl monkeys

    Pottos

    Pottos and angwantibos are small to medium strepsirhine (moist-nosed) primates from primary and secondary rainforests in Central and West Africa. They range in weight from 150 to 1,900 g.

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    Pottos

    Tarsiers

    Tarsiers are small haplorhine (hairy-lipped) primates from South East Asia (Borneo, Phillipines and Sulawesi) occupying a variety of primary and secondary forest habitats. They range in weight from 58 to 141 g.

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    Tarsiers