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Brown Greater Galago (Otolemur crassicaudatus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Infraorder: Lemuriformes
Superfamily: Lorisoidea
Gray 1821


Lorisoidea is a superfamily of nocturnal primates found throughout Africa and Asia. Members include the galagos and the lorisids.[2] As strepsirrhines, lorisoids are related to the lemurs of Madagascar and are often included in the infraorder Lemuriformes,[3] although they are also sometimes placed in their own infraorder, Lorisiformes Gregory, 1915.[4]


  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 121–127. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Nekaris & Bearder 2011, pp. 34–35.
  3. ^ Cartmill & Smith 2011, p. 90.
  4. ^ Nekaris & Bearder 2011, p. 38.

Literature cited[edit]

  • Nekaris, N. A. I.; Bearder, S. K. (2011). "Chapter 4: The lorisiform primates of Asia and mainland Africa: Diversity shrouded in darkness". In Campbell, C. J.; Fuentes, A.; MacKinnon, K. C.; Bearder, S. K.; Stumpf, R. M. Primates in Perspective (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-539043-8. 
  • Cartmill, M.; Smith, F. H. (2011). The Human Lineage. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-118-21145-8.