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Slender loris

(Loris tardigradus)

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Description

The red slender loris (Loris tardigradus) is a small,nocturnal strepsirrhine primate native to the rainforests of Sri Lanka.This is #6 of the 10 focal species and #22 of the 100 EDGE mammal species worldwide considered the most evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered.Two subspecies have been identified,L.t.tardigradus and L.t.nycticeboides.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Mammalia
Order:Primates
Family:Lorisidae
Genus:Loris
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