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Definition of Lemurs

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 Lemurs from wikipedia

- Lemurs (/ˈliːmər/ (listen) LEE-mər) (from Latin lemuresghosts or spirits) are wet-nosed primates of the superfamily Lemuroidea, divided into 8 families...
- It belongs to Lemuridae, one of five lemur families, and is the only member of the Lemur genus. Like all lemurs it is endemic to the island of Madagascar...
- ghost-like appearance, reflective eyes, and ghostly cries of lemurs. In Goethe's Faust, a chorus of Lemurs who serve Mephistopheles dig Faustus' grave. In the...
- Subfossil lemurs are lemurs from Madagascar that are represented by recent (subfossil) remains dating from nearly 26,000 years ago to approximately 560 years...
- The mouse lemurs are nocturnal lemurs of the genus Microcebus. Like all lemurs, mouse lemurs are native to Madagascar. Mouse lemurs have a combined head...
- an onomatopoeia of their characteristic "shi-fak" alarm call. Like all lemurs, they are found only on the island of Madagascar. All species of sifakas...
- cobegos or flying lemurs. However, although colugos resemble and are nocturnal like some lemur species, they are not actually lemurs. Colugos are nocturnal...
- ruffed lemurs of the genus Varecia are strepsirrhine primates and the largest extant lemurs within the family Lemuridae. Like all living lemurs, they are...
- feedings. This is also found in other ruffed lemurs as well as in ring-tailed lemurs and red ruffed lemurs. Aggressive interactions between males and females...
- cooled. Adapiforms are sometimes referred to as being "lemur-like", although the diversity of both lemurs and adapiforms does not support this comparison. Strepsirrhines...