Silvery greater galago

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Silvery greater galago[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Galagidae
Genus: Otolemur
O. monteiri
Binomial name
Otolemur monteiri
Bartlett, 1863

The silvery greater galago (Otolemur monteiri) is a nocturnal primate from the galago family. It is usually found in Brachystegia woodland, from Angola to Tanzania, western Kenya and Rwanda.[1]

The species was separated from the brown greater galago by Colin Groves in 2001.[1]


There are two recognised subspecies.[1]

  • Otolemur monteiri monteiri, found in more southerly regions
  • Otolemur monteiri argentatus, from the Lake Victoria region


  1. ^ a b c d Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 127. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Bearder, S. (2008). "Otolemur crassicaudatus ssp. monteiri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 1 January 2009.