Evidence of Tree Gouging and Exudate Eating in Pygmy Slow Lorises (Nycticebus pygmaeus)

  title={Evidence of Tree Gouging and Exudate Eating in Pygmy Slow Lorises (Nycticebus pygmaeus)},
  author={C. L. Tan and J. Drake},
  journal={Folia Primatologica},
  pages={37 - 39}
  • C. L. Tan, J. Drake
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Folia Primatologica
  • Although many primate species consume plant exudates [1–4], few actively stimulate exudate flow by gouging trees. This feeding adaptation has been documented only in ‘short-tusked’ callitrichids (Cebuella and Callithrix) and fork-marked lemurs (Phaner furcifer) [5, 6]. We present the first evidence of tree-gouging and exudate-eating behavior in the pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus), a 400-gram nocturnal strepsirrhine endemic to China, Vietnam, Laos and possibly Cambodia [7]. Wild N… CONTINUE READING
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