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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

- Most existing lemurs are small, have a pointed snout, large eyes, and a long tail. They chiefly live in trees and are active at night. Lemurs share resemblance...
- 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...
- between trees. They are also known as cobegos or flying lemurs. Flying lemurs and regular lemurs (Lemuriformes) form a mirorder together (called primatomorpha)...
- 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...
- lemurs are now restricted to 10% of the island, or approximately 60,000 square kilometers (23,000 square miles), with many facing extinction. Lemurs are...
- Subfossil lemurs are lemurs from Madagascar that are represented by recent (subfossil) remains dating from nearly 26,000 years ago to approximately 560 years...
- 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...
- Sanford lemur also have characteristic white ruffs around their ears and ch****s that are absent from the crowned lemurs. The crowned lemurs of Ankarana...
- 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...
- the rest of the Malagasy lemurs. However, molecular results have consistently placed Daubentonia as the most basal of lemurs. The most parsimonious explanation...