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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Daubentoniidae — the aye-ayes.
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There is also an unconfirmed report of aye-aye Daubentonia madagascariensis being seen just outside the reserve near Bekopaka.
One of the most unusual lemur species is the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis, EN), which has huge ears, shaggy fur, continuously growing incisors (like a rodent), and a very thin middle finger on each hand, that together with its large ears are used for catching woodboring insect larvae or excavating coconuts.
"Clearly, factors other than increased visual input are responsible for the evolution of high encephalization in Daubentonia" Kirk, 2006, 86.
(or _Daubentonia_) _madagascariensis_, is an animal with a superficial resemblance to a long-haired and dusky-coloured cat with unusually large eyes.