Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Euoticus Gray, 1863

Prosimian genus to which the needle-clawed bushbabies (or galagos) belong; two recognized species. Found in forest habitats of western equatorial Africa and central Africa. Arboreal; nocturnal; move by vertical clinging and leaping. Small body size, weighs around 250 g. Dental formula:; specialized morphology for gummivory includes procumbent dental comb, caniniform upper anterior premolars, and laterally compressed nails with a raised central keel that function as claws. Social behavior may be noyau.

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