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Venomous Primate Discovered in Borneo
12-16-2012, 05:57 PM #1
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Quote:Researchers have discovered a new species of slow loris, Nycticebus kayan.

Scientists have unmasked a new species of primate—a type of slow loris called Nycticebus kayan.

Small, nocturnal animals native to South and Southeast Asia, slow lorises are poorly understood, mostly due to their slow movements and nighttime activity.

But scientists are able to distinguish slow loris species using the primates' distinctive face masks, or markings. So a team recently examined several museum specimens and photographs of the slow loris species Nycticebus menagenis of Borneo (map).

Differences in face markings revealed that N. menagenis had incorrectly included three additional species of slow loris—two of which were previously classified as subspecies and N. kayan, which is completely new to science. (Also see "'Extinct,' Pop-Eyed Primate Photographed for First Time.")

N. kayan has "really unique, striking eye patches that go below the chin—none of the [other] species exhibit that trait in Borneo," said study co-author Rachel Munds of the University of Missouri in Columbia.

read more: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/...in-borneo/
12-16-2012, 06:16 PM #2
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Quote:To access its poison, a slow loris rubs its hands under glands near its armpits. Then the animal applies the poison to its teeth, and the resulting bite can put a person or predator into potentially fatal anaphylactic shock.

Wow, I did not know this.

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12-16-2012, 06:19 PM #3
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(12-16-2012, 06:16 PM)Octo Wrote:  
Quote:To access its poison, a slow loris rubs its hands under glands near its armpits. Then the animal applies the poison to its teeth, and the resulting bite can put a person or predator into potentially fatal anaphylactic shock.

Wow, I did not know this.

İmage


Really everyone knows that t-dancing.gif (i keed)
12-16-2012, 06:32 PM #4
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chuckle.gif Where the heck did they get the slow in their names? Are their fast Loris? I've never heard of an animal with slow in front of their names. Kinda' weird.

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12-16-2012, 06:37 PM #5
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(12-16-2012, 06:32 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  chuckle.gif Where the heck did they get the slow in their names? Are their fast Loris? I've never heard of an animal with slow in front of their names. Kinda' weird.


since they're slow they need the venom for protection i guess



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