lemur

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lemur

a primitive primate that is arboreal and nocturnal. Lemurs are Old-World forms with opposable thumbs, a prehensile tail and stereoscopic vision.

lemur

monkey-like animals intermediate between monkeys and insectivorous animals. They have pointed snouts and fur-covered faces, long tails and soft fur. They are arboreal and nocturnal. There are many varieties in the genera Lemur, Cheirogaleus and Microcebus.