Definitions

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  • adj. having the appearance or characteristics of a lemur
  • n. A member of the Lemuroidea superfamily of strepsirrhine primates, including lemurs
  • n. An animal that has the appearance or characteristics of a lemur

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like or pertaining to the lemurs or the Lemuroidea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the lemurs or Prosimiæ, or having their characters; lemurine; prosimian.
  • n. One of the Prosimiæ; one of the Lemuridæ; a lemur.

Etymologies

From lemur +‎ -oid (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Recent media reports of the extinction of the lemuroid ringtail possum were "confused," the species is still around.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Professor [Steve] Williams, director of the Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change at James Cook University, said the white lemuroid possum had been identified as highly vulnerable five years ago.

    'Muted by Reality'

  • The white lemuroid possum, a rare creature found only above 1000m in the mountain forests of far north Queensland, has not been seen for three years.

    'Muted by Reality'

  • It tends to obscure the fact that lemurs have come a great distance down the path of being successfully lemuroid, adapting quite well to the circumstances they have faced throughout dozens of millions of years.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • A lemuroid form of mammal, believed to be of the type from which man has descended, has also been found in these beds.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume III: Modern development of the physical sciences

  • Two years ago, scientists blamed a warming climate for the disappearance of the white lemuroid possum, a niche mountain dweller in Australia that prefers cool weather, and that was cute enough to be the object of nature tours.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Two years ago, scientists blamed a warming climate for the disappearance of the white lemuroid possum, a niche mountain dweller in Australia that prefers cool weather and that was cute enough to be the object of nature tours.

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  • The story became further confused because roughly 40\% of lemuroid ringtail possums living on the Carbine plateau are white, the rest brown - many reports equated the different colours with different species.

    New Scientist - Earth

  • Last year the lemuroid ringtail possum was declared not to be at high risk of extinction by the

    New Scientist - Earth

  • The first species to go may be the white lemuroid possum (Hemibelideus lemuroides), a striking animal confined to a cool mountain top in north Queensland.

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