Definition of lemur. Meaning of lemur. Synonyms of lemur

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Definition of lemur

Lemur Le"mur (l[=e]"m[u^]r), n. [L., a ghost, specter. So called on account of its habit of going abroad by night.] (Zo["o]l.) One of a family (Lemurid[ae]) of nocturnal mammals allied to the monkeys, but of small size, and having a sharp and foxlike muzzle, and large eyes. They feed upon birds, insects, and fruit, and are mostly natives of Madagascar and the neighboring islands, one genus (Galago) occurring in Africa. The slow lemur or kukang of the East Indies is Nycticebus tardigradus. See Galago, Indris, and Colugo.

Meaning of lemur from wikipedia

- 'lemurs of madagascar' redirects here. for the book, see lemurs of madagascar (book). for other uses, see lemur (disambiguation). lemurs (i/ˈliːmər/
- the ring-tailed lemur (lemur catta) is a large strepsirrhine primate and the most recognized lemur due to its long, black and white ringed tail. it belongs
- the gray mouse lemur (microcebus murinus), or lesser mouse lemur, is a small lemur, a type of strepsirrhine primate, found only on the island of madagascar
- they are known also as the rufous mouse lemur, eastern rufous mouse lemur, red mouse lemur, or russet mouse lemur. its dorsal side is brown or reddish-brown
- small-toothed sportive lemur (lepilemur microdon), or small-toothed weasel lemur, is a primate species in the family lepilemuridae that—like all lemurs—is endemic
- pygmy mouse lemur (microcebus myoxinus), also known as peters' mouse lemur or dormouse lemur, is a primate weighing only 43–55 g (1.5–1.9 oz); it is the
- the sahamalaza sportive lemur (lepilemur sahamalazensis) is a sportive lemur endemic to madagascar. it has a total length of about 51 centimetres (20 in)
- the pale fork-marked lemur (phaner pallescens), or western fork-marked lemur, is known from western madagascar; south of the fiherenana river to the region