Family Lorisidae Gray 1821 (loris)

Mammalia - Primates - Lorisidae

Alternative spelling: Loridae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

Parent taxon: Lorisiformes according to E. R. Seiffert et al. 2005

See also Carroll 1988, Gray 1821, Mein and Ginsburg 1997, Nowak 1991, Poux and Douzery 2004, Seiffert et al. 2003 and Wortman 1903

Sister taxon: Galagidae

Subtaxa: Arctocebus Loris Mioeuoticus Namaloris Nycticebus Perodicticus Progalago

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Ecology: arboreal insectivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Kenya (4 collections), Pakistan (1), Thailand (1)

• Oligocene of Egypt (1)

• Eocene of Namibia (1)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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