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Potto

(Perodicticus potto)

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Description

The potto (Perodicticus potto) is a strepsirrhine primate of the family Lorisidae.It is the only species in the genus Perodicticus.It is also known as Bosman's potto,after Willem Bosman who described the species in 1704.In some English-speaking parts of Africa,it is called a "softly-softly.

Taxonomic tree:

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