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First Hibernating Primate Found Outside Madagascar : Discovery News

By Discovery News | December 3, 2015 The pygmy slow loris, which lives in Cambodia, China, Vietnam, and Laos, has been documented using hibernation to conserve energy. Previously, the only known primates to hibernate were lemurs living on the island nation of Madagascar. The findings come from a paper just published in the journal Scientific Reports by a team of researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna in Austria. The pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) is small, at about 7 to 9 inches long and …

Spanking-new titi monkey species emerges in Brazil | SciTech | GMA News Online

By Michael Logarta, March 13, 2015 The Brazilian jungle have divulged another one of its secrets: a spanking-new species of the colorful, tree-dwelling titi monkey. Titi monkeys or just “titis”—so-called by the natives likely in imitation of the creatures’ distinctive calls—belong to a diverse group of Neotropical primates, of which 32 species have been found. They are also called “jumping monkeys” by some German scientists because of their ability to leap between branches …

Graveyard of Giant Lemurs Discovered Underwater in Madagascar

Brian Switek for National Geographic – PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 17, 2015 Bones found deep inside a cave offer an unprecedented look at the ancient primates, some as big as gorillas. Deep below the surface of a water-filled cave in Madagascar, divers and paleontologists have uncovered a boneyard full of extinct giant lemurs. Hundreds of bones dot the silty bottom of Aven Cave in Tsimanampetsotse National Park. The remains include exotic species such as the extinct elephant bird, a flightless …