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galago, bushbaby, bush baby(noun)
agile long-tailed nocturnal African lemur with dense woolly fur and large eyes and ears
A small, nocturnal and arboreal African lemur-like primate, (family Galagidae, genus Galago) with a catlike head and very large, translucent eyes.
Origin: Possibly from golo.
a genus of African lemurs, including numerous species
Origin: [Native name.]
Galagos, also known as bushbabies, bush babies or nagapies, are small, nocturnal primates native to continental Africa, and make up the family Galagidae. They are sometimes included as a subfamily within the Lorisidae or Loridae. According to some accounts, the name "bush baby" comes from either the animal's cries or appearance. The South African name nagapie comes from the fact they are almost exclusively seen at night. Galagos are said to have evolved 40–50 million years ago from slow-moving prosimians that could not compete with larger, faster primates in Africa. The competition was much less at night, so they evolved into the bush babies they are today. In both variety and abundance, the bush babies are the most successful primitive primates in Africa, according to the African Wildlife Foundation.
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A genus of the family Lorisidae having four species which inhabit the forests and bush regions of Africa south of the Sahara and some nearby islands. The four species are G. alleni, G. crassicaudatus, G. demidovii, and G. senegalensis. There is another genus, Euoticus, containing two species which some authors have included in the Galago genus.
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