Systematics of tarsiers and lorises

  title={Systematics of tarsiers and lorises},
  author={Colin P. Groves},
  • C. Groves
  • Published 2007
  • Environmental Science
  • Primates
It seems probable that there are more species (in the sense of sharply diagnosable entities) than hitherto recognized among small Asian primates, and contrasting to some degree with larger-sized taxa. This presumably relates to their lesser vagility and consequent reduced potential for gene-flow. Even where some gene-flow can be demonstrated, as betweenNycticebus coucang andN. bengalensis, this appears to be very limited and does not affect the essential homogeneity and diagnosability of the… 

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Elucidating geological and biological processes underlying the diversification of Sulawesi tarsiers

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A diverse new primate fauna from middle Eocene fissure-fillings in southeastern China

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