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As of 2010, the genus Nycticebus consists of four species: Pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus), Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus), Sunda slow loris (Nycticebus coucang) and Bengal slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis). The Javan slow loris was previously recognized as a subspecies but has since been elevated to species status. These prosimians are found in different parts of Southeast Asia.

As of 2010, the genus Nycticebus consists of four species: Pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus), Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus), Sunda slow loris (Nycticebus coucang) and Bengal slow loris (Nycticebus bengalensis). The Javan slow loris was previously recognized as a subspecies but has since been elevated to species status. These prosimians are found in different parts of Southeast Asia.

Sunda slow loris (Nycticebus coucang) or greater slow loris by Hendy Mp

Sunda slow loris (Nycticebus coucang) or greater slow loris by Hendy Mp

Dolce e curiosi - Il Nycticebus pygmaeus Il manto, corto e folto, va dal bruno-grigiastro al bruno-rossiccio, con una banda scolor nocciola che va dalla nuca al posteriore (non sempre presente). Gli occhi sono grandi ed orientati frontalme

Dolce e curiosi - Il Nycticebus pygmaeus Il manto, corto e folto, va dal bruno-grigiastro al bruno-rossiccio, con una banda scolor nocciola che va dalla nuca al posteriore (non sempre presente). Gli occhi sono grandi ed orientati frontalme

A new species of Slow Loris has been discovered in Borneo.

A new species of Slow Loris has been discovered in Borneo.

New slow loris found in Borneo. All together now. "Awwwww..."

Odd new primate species discovered

New slow loris found in Borneo. All together now. "Awwwww..."

Nycticebus borneanus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nycticebus borneanus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Slow lorise is the only primate that have a toxic bite, a rare trait among mammals. The toxin is produced by licking a gland in their arm pits, and the secretion mixes with its saliva to activate it. Their toxic bite is a deterrent to predators, and the toxin is also applied to the fur during grooming as a form of protection for their infants and against pests. They move slowly and deliberately, making little or no noise, and when threatened, they freeze and become docile.

Slow lorise is the only primate that have a toxic bite, a rare trait among mammals. The toxin is produced by licking a gland in their arm pits, and the secretion mixes with its saliva to activate it. Their toxic bite is a deterrent to predators, and the toxin is also applied to the fur during grooming as a form of protection for their infants and against pests. They move slowly and deliberately, making little or no noise, and when threatened, they freeze and become docile.

Newly identified Nycticebus kayan (they have two tongues and are venomous)

Newly identified Nycticebus kayan (they have two tongues and are venomous)

N. kayan, a new slow loris species. Photo by Ch'ien C. Lee via scientificamerican: Despite its adorable appearance, the loris is not entirely helpless and indeed possesses a gland on its arm that produces toxins which are activated by the animal's saliva and are transferred by bite. All previously recognized Slow Lorises are listed on the IUCN Red List as vulnerable or endangered due to of loss of rainforest habitat, and the illegal trade for pets and for traditional medicine. #Slow_Loris

PHOTO: The Newly Discovered Primate With A Face Mask And Toxic Bite

N. kayan, a new slow loris species. Photo by Ch'ien C. Lee via scientificamerican: Despite its adorable appearance, the loris is not entirely helpless and indeed possesses a gland on its arm that produces toxins which are activated by the animal's saliva and are transferred by bite. All previously recognized Slow Lorises are listed on the IUCN Red List as vulnerable or endangered due to of loss of rainforest habitat, and the illegal trade for pets and for traditional medicine. #Slow_Loris

Slow Loris (Nycticebus javanicus)

Are these animals too 'ugly' to be saved?

Slow Loris (Nycticebus javanicus)

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JAK03D:CINANGKA,INDONESIA,23JUL99 - An Indonesian animal keeper shows off a one-and-a-half-year old male albino Slow Loris (Nycticebus Coucang) in Albino Animal Breeding Farm in Cinangka on the outskirt of Jakarta July 23. At least five species have been bred and prepared for sale domestically and abroad. en/Photo by Enny Nuraheni

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JAK03D:CINANGKA,INDONESIA,23JUL99 - An Indonesian animal keeper shows off a one-and-a-half-year old male albino Slow Loris (Nycticebus Coucang) in Albino Animal Breeding Farm in Cinangka on the outskirt of Jakarta July 23. At least five species have been bred and prepared for sale domestically and abroad. en/Photo by Enny Nuraheni

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Javan slow loris

Javan slow loris

"kukang jawa" Nycticebus javanicus www.asliponorogo.com

"kukang jawa" Nycticebus javanicus www.asliponorogo.com