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Lemuridae

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Lemuridae
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Crowned Lemur (Eulemur coronatus)


Crowned Lemur (Eulemur coronatus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Primates
Suborder:Strepsirrhini
Family:Lemuridae
J. E. Gray, 1821
Genera

Lemur
Eulemur
Hapalemur
Prolemur
Varecia

Lemuridae is one of the four families of lemurs and are part of a class of primates known as prosimians. These animals are the evolutionary predecessors of monkeys and apes (simians).

Genus Lemur has only one member: Lemur catta, or the Ring-tailed Lemur. It is easily recognized by its black and white striped tail, and is found in many zoos.

Lemurs get their name from the Ancient Roman belief that they were ghosts or spirits. They were mistaken for specters (spirits) because they were nocturnal.

Classification


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