Zanzibar bushbaby

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Zanzibar bushbaby[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Galagidae
Genus: Galagoides
Species: G. zanzibaricus
Binomial name
Galagoides zanzibaricus
Matschie, 1893
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Zanzibar bushbaby range

The Zanzibar bushbaby, Matundu dwarf galago, Udzungwa bushbaby, or Zanzibar galago (Galagoides zanzibaricus) is a primate of the family Galagidae. An adult typically weighs 150 grams (5.3 oz), its head-body length is 14 to 15 centimetres (5.5 to 5.9 in) and its tail is between 12 and 15 centimetres (4.7 and 5.9 in) long. Like other species of galagos, its diet consists mainly of fruit, insects, and tree gums.[3]

It is the most widespread and abundant bushbaby in the coastal forests of Tanzania. It is thought to prefer the mid to high canopy of tropical coastal forest, submontane and lowland tropical forest. It has one or two young per year.[2]

There are two subspecies of this bushbaby:

  • Galagoides zanzibaricus zanzibaricus, from Zanzibar
  • Galagoides zanzibaricus udzungwensis, from mainland Tanzania

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 126. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Butynski, T. M. M.; De Jong, Y.; Perkin, A.; Bearder, S. & Honess, P. (2008). "Galagoides zanzibaricus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Zanzibar galago". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2013-04-24.