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  • n. Plural form of lemur.


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  • Crowned sifaka lemurs are found only in Madagascar, and their survival is threatened by deforestation.


  • Today there are well over 200 living species, which can be loosely characterized as lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, monkeys, apes, and humans.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • The most specialized of the lemurs is the tarsier (tahr'see-ur; so called because the bones of its tarsus, or ankle, are much elongated).

    The Human Brain

  • The lemurs are the lower kinds of the order, and differ much from the apes.

    On the Genesis of Species

  • There are many kinds of them, however; and, although classed in a group called lemurs, they differ exceedingly from one another, some of them having the appearance of foxes, others more resembling squirrels, and still others like flying squirrels -- being possessed of a similar wing-like appendage, and capable, like them, of extended flight.

    Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found A Book of Zoology for Boys

  • Dancing Sifaka lemurs caught on camera by British wildlife photographers in - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Every morning groups of sifaka lemurs troop across clearings in the Madagascan forest in the fastest way possible to avoid predators and reach their foraging grounds deep in the jungle - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • It shows characteristics from the very primitive non-human evolutionary line (prosimians, such as lemurs), but is more related to the human evolutionary line (anthropoids, such as monkeys, apes and humans), said Norwegian paleontologist Jørn Hurum of University of Oslo Natural History Museum.

    47 Million Year Old Primate Fossil Discovered | Impact Lab

  • Gentle animals, such as lemurs, tiny mouse deer and bright blue pheasants, wander and fly freely in this large enclosed leafy compound.


  • Only small species such as lemurs, the island's signature species; hedgehog-like tenrecs; rodents; mongoose-like carnivores; and similar animals populate the island.

    RedOrbit News - Technology


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  • *too tired to rise to fox's bait*

    Sure, sure. What you said.


    September 15, 2009

  • aha! So you don't deny it then, r_t?

    *saunters off, whistling, with best innocent foxy-faced look*

    September 14, 2009

  • It is a fine specimen, comments re: my being a walking bag of bodily fluids notwithstanding. ;-)

    September 14, 2009

  • And what a fine conversation it is. One of my all time favorites aqui on Wordie, I have to say. It has all the free-floating randomness, disgustingness, mild inter-wordizen abuse, and phony umbrage-taking that we have come to expect from your typical superior wordie conversation.

    September 12, 2009

  • Sionnach is referring to the conversation on this list.

    September 12, 2009

  • frankly, they should've shaved some for the sake of visual interest.

    what's a Christmas word?

    September 12, 2009

  • And to think that c_b once accused lemurs of not being a Christmas word, poor little foxy-faced critters. Though the HK zoo was obviously lemurshaving, I hope there was no lemur-shaving going on.

    September 12, 2009

  • there were about 5 cages of ringed lemurs variously dispersed through Hong Kong's zoological park. perhaps they were on sale this summer.

    September 12, 2009