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Lorises
Temporal range:
early Miocene–Recent
Slender loris (Loris sp.)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Infraorder: Lemuriformes
Superfamily: Lorisoidea
Family: Lorisidae

Lorisidae (sometimes called Loridae) is a family of primates. Its members resemble lemurs. They live in trees, in Africa and Asia. Depending on the author, there are nine to eleven species, in about five genera.

Genera are:
Arctocebus
Perodicticus
Pseudopotto
Loris
Nycticebus


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