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Extreme primates: Ecology and evolution of Asian lorises
  • K. Nekaris
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolutionary anthropology
  • 10 September 2014
Asia's slow and slender lorises (Nycticebus and Loris) are among nature's most extreme primates. Until recently, it was not understood why lorises have such huge forward‐facing eyes, strange steadyExpand
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Ecological niche modelling as a technique for assessing threats and setting conservation priorities for Asian slow lorises (Primates: Nycticebus)
Aim  Data on geographical ranges are essential when defining the conservation status of a species, and in evaluating levels of human disturbance. Where locality data are deficient, presence-onlyExpand
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Survey of Hylobates agilis albibarbis in a logged peat-swamp forest: Sabangau catchment, Central Kalimantan
Few data are available on gibbon populations in peat-swamp forest. In order to assess the importance of this habitat for gibbon conservation, a population of Hylobates agilis albibarbis was surveyedExpand
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Conservation implications of low encounter rates of five nocturnal primate species (Nycticebus spp.) in Asia
Five species of slow lorises were once considered to comprise a single strongly polymorphic species, Nycticebus coucang, ranging throughout South and Southeast Asia. The cryptic nature of theseExpand
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Conservation and ecology of the neglected slow loris: priorities and prospects
Slow lorises Nycticebus spp. have one of the widest distributions of any nocturnal primate species, occurring in 14 Asian countries; yet, in terms of their taxonomy, ecology and dis- tribution, theyExpand
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Obligate exudativory characterizes the diet of the pygmy slow loris Nycticebus pygmaeus
Few primate species are known to excavate plant sources to procure exudates and other foods via active gouging. It is now apparent that slow lorises belong to this rare guild of obligateExpand
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Diet and Feeding Behavior of Mysore Slender Lorises
We studied the feeding ecology of the Mysore slender loris (Loris lydekkerianus lydekkerianus) for 10.5 mo in a dry scrub forest at Ayyalur Interface Forestry Division, Tamil Nadu, South India. WeExpand
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Survey of the slender loris (Primates, Lorisidae Gray, 1821: Loris tardigradus Linnaeus, 1758 and Loris lydekkerianus Cabrera, 1908) in Sri Lanka
In 2001 and 2002, surveys of slender lorises were carried out in Sri Lanka, providing the first recent information on four taxa ( Loris lydekkerianus nordicus , L. l. grandis , L. tardigradusExpand
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Considered amongst the most endangered primates in the world, Javan Slow Lorises Nycticebus javanicus É. Geoffroy SaintHilaire are threatened by habitat destruction, and by the wildlife trade forExpand
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