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The Taxonomy, Distribution, and Conservation Status of the Slender Loris (Primates, Lorisidae: Loris) in Sri Lanka

Gamage, Saman; Groves, Colin; Marikar, Fais M. M. T.; Turner, Craig; Padmalal, Kalinga U. K. G.; Kotagama, Sarath


External body dimensions and proportions, skull morphology, coat coloration, vocalizations, and genetics have contributed to an increase in the number of diagnosable species among nocturnal primates. Two species of slender loris are currently recognized for Sri Lanka: the red slender loris Loris tardigradus (Linnaeus, 1758), endemic to the wet zone and montane areas; and the grey slender loris Loris lydekkerianus Cabrera, 1908, which is widespread and also occurs in India. The red slender loris...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Primate Conservation
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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