Resources

Rowe, N. Pictorial Guide to the Primates. East Hampton, NY: Pogonias Press, 1996.

Simons, E. L. "Lemurs: Old and New." In Natural Change and Human Impact in Madagascar, edited by S. M. Goodman and B. D. Patterson. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997.

Sterling, E. J. "Patterns of Range Use and Social Organization in Aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis) on Nosy Mangabe." In Lemur Social Systems and their Ecological Basis, edited by P.M. Kappeler and J. U. Ganzhorn. New York: Plenum Press, 1993.

Periodicals

Erickson, C. J. "Percussive foraging in the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)." Animal Behavior 41 (1991): 793-801.

Feistner, A. T. C., and E. J. Sterling, eds. "The aye-aye:

Madagascar's most puzzling primate." Folia Primatologica 62 (1994).

Ganzhorn, J. U. "The aye-aye found in the eastern rain forest of Madagascar." Folia Primatologica 46 (1986): 125-126.

Iwano, T., and C. Iwakawa. "Feeding behaviour of the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) on nuts of ramy (Canarium madagascariensis)." Folia Primatologica 50 (1988): 136-142.

Simons, E. L. "The discovery of the western aye-aye." Lemur News 1, no. 6 (1992).

Sterling, E. J. "Timing of reproduction in aye-ayes

(Daubentonia madagascariensis) in Madagascar." American Journal of Primatology 27 (1992): 59-60.

Yoder A. D., M. Cartmill, M. Ruvolo, K. Smith, and R. Vagalys. "Ancient single origin for Malagasy primates."

Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences 93 (1996): 5122-5126.

Organizations

Duke University Primate Center. Lemur Lane, Durham, NC 27705. Phone: (919) 489-3364. Web site: <http://www.duke.edu/web/primate>

Patricia Wright, PhD

Class Mammalia Order Primates Family Tarsiidae

Thumbnail description

Very small nocturnal primates with huge eyes, extremely long hind limbs, and a long and thin more or less sparsely haired tail; all species are brownish or grayish ochre in color

Size

Number of genera, species

1 genus; 6 or more species

Habitat

Secondary and primary rainforest, scrub, agroforestry plantations, grass, mangroves

Conservation status

Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 1 species; Lower Risk/Conservation Dependent: 1 species; Data Deficient: 4 species

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