Order : Primates
Family : Loridae
Genus : Nycticebus
Animals in the genus Nycticebus
|Pygmy slow loris|
Facts about the genus Nycticebus, the slow lorises
: Fast food for slow lorises: is low metabolism related to secondary compounds in high-energy plant diet?
Nycticebus coucang (Slow Loris): Narrative Slow lorises are arboreal primates, occupying the canopies of Malayan rainforest.
Slow lorises are not endangered, with about 1 million left in the wild, many in protected areas.
Slow lorises are primates (like humans and monkeys) and look something like the related lemurs.
Solitary creatures, Slow Lorises are active mainly at night.
Loris is the genus in this subfamily and represents the slender lorises, while Nycticebus is the genus for the slow lorises. (Wiki)
The slow lorises are three species of loris and are classified as the genus Nycticebus. (Wiki)
Slow lorises are thought to live in family groups. (Full text)
One important factor contributing to the sharing of space between slow lorises is probably that chances of successful dispersal are low. (Full text)
Biogeography: Loris is found in India, while nycticebus is found in far eastern Asia. (Full text)
Slow lorises Slow lorises are more frugivorous than Loris (Crandall 1964), but also "ardent carnivores" (Tenaza and Fitch, 1984) who capture insects, small reptiles and perhaps birds. (Full text)
, in preparation: Fast food for slow lorises: is low metabolism related to secondary compounds in high-energy plant diet? (Full text)