American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See bush baby.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. [NL.] The typical genus of the subfamily Galagininæ, containing the true galagos of Africa, of the size of a squirrel and upward. One of the best-known species is the squirrellemur, G. senegalensis, also called
Otolicnus galago, extensively distributed in Africa; the thick-tailed galago is G. crassicaudatus, about a foot long, the tail 16 inches; others are G. mahali and G. demidoffi. The larger and smaller forms of the genus are sometimes separated under the names Otolemur and Otolicnus respectively. One of the least of the latter is G. murinus, only about 4 inches long.
- n. [lowercase; pl. galagos (-gōz).] A species or individual of the genus Galago or subfamily Galagininæ. See gum-animal.
- n. A small, nocturnal and arboreal African lemur-like primate, (family Galagidae, genus Galago) with a catlike head and very large, translucent eyes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A genus of African lemurs, including numerous species.
- n. agile long-tailed nocturnal African lemur with dense woolly fur and large eyes and ears
- Possibly from Wolof golo ("monkey"). (Wiktionary)
- New Latin Galago, genus name, perhaps from Wolof golo, monkey. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Also known as the Senegal galago, bushbabies are small, nocturnal primates that leap from branch to branch among the treetops.”
“Three species of primates are endemic to the Eastern Arc Mountains and Southern Rift, the Sanje mangabey (Cercocebus sanjei, EN), the Udzungwa red colobus (Procolobus gordonorum, VU) and the mountain dwarf galago (Galagoides orinus).”
“Several new mammal species have also been discovered in recent years, including two possibly new species of dwarf galago (Galagoides spp.) on the Taita Hills and on Mt. Rungwe and potentially a new mangabey species endemic to the Udzungwa Mountains.”
“The distribution of Demidoff's galago (Galagoides demidoff) subspecies follows a similar pattern, with G.d. anomurus and G.d. murinus found only on the right bank of the Congo and G.d. phasma found only on the left.”
“There are also two endemic species of galagos (out of a total of four occurring in the hotspot): the Rondo dwarf galago (Galagoides rondoensis) in the southern Tanzanian forests, the Kenya coast galago (G. cocos) from northern Tanzania and into Kenya.”
“The northwestern limit of the ecoregion is the Sanaga River, a faunal boundary for such species as the golden angwantibo (Arctocebus aureus), white-bellied duiker (Cephalophus leucogaster), mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx), and elegant needle-clawed galago (Euoticus elegantus).”
“My numerous searches for erotic art, suggestive photography and naughty interactive Flash games featuring lemurs, aye-ayes, pottos, tarsiers, lorises and the occasional galago (guh-LAY-go) are merely part of my therapy.”
“Homology may be further distinguished into (1) a relationship which, on evolutionary principles, would be due to descent from a common ancestor, as the homological relation between the arm-bone of the horse and that of the ox, or between the singular ankle bones of the two lemurine genera, cheirogaleus and galago, and which relation has been termed by Mr. Ray”
“I hold it to be a tailless lemur, the _galago_ of the East Coast.”
“This peculiarity admirably fits the galago for the life it leads, as it spends a great part of its time in leaping on the boughs of trees.”
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