Foraging behaviour of the slender loris (Loris lydekkerianus lydekkerianus): implications for theories of primate origins.

@article{Nekaris2005ForagingBO,
  title={Foraging behaviour of the slender loris (Loris lydekkerianus lydekkerianus): implications for theories of primate origins.},
  author={Kimberley Nekaris},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={2005},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={
          289-300
        }
}
  • K. Nekaris
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of human evolution
Members of the Order Primates are characterised by a wide overlap of visual fields or optic convergence. It has been proposed that exploitation of either insects or angiosperm products in the terminal branches of trees, and the corresponding complex, three-dimensional environment associated with these foraging strategies, account for visual convergence. Although slender lorises (Loris sp.) are the most visually convergent of all the primates, very little is known about their feeding ecology… 
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