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- adj. lemuroid
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as lemuroid.
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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
The connexion, however, between the West Indies and Madagascar must surely have been at a time when the great lemurine group was absent; for it is difficult to understand the spread of such a form as Solenodon, and at the same time the non-extension of the active lemurs, or their utter extirpation, in such a congenial locality as the West Indian Archipelago.
The thorough investigation into its anatomy that has now been made, demonstrates that it has no more essential affinity to rodents than any other lemurine creature has.
Eocene we find lemurs and lemurine monkeys already specialized.
Among them are the aborted index finger of the lemurine Potto, and the thumbless hands of Colobus and Ateles, the
Madagascar was no doubt united with Africa, and helped to form a great southern continent which must at one time have extended eastward as far as Southern India and Ceylon; and over the whole of this the lemurine type no doubt prevailed. '
In a slow week, I'll start with a quick search on chimps and gorillas "in the last 24 hours," but then, as my deadline approaches, my concentric news circle widens and I'll find myself awake at 2 a.m., liquored up and frantically searching for any news of the lemurine owl monkey from "the last 365 days."
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