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Perodicticus potto Statius Muller 1776 (placental)

Mammalia - Primates - Lorisidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 232729

Alternative combinations: Lemur potto, Nycticebus potto

Synonyms: Galago guineensis Desmarest 1820 (no. 232731), Perodicticus geoffroyi Bennett 1831 (no. 232730), Potto bosmanii Lesson 1840 (no. 232733)

Belongs to Perodicticus according to C. Smeenk et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Perodicticus edwardsi, Perodicticus ibeanus

Type specimens:

  • Perodicticus potto: RMNH 39375, a skeleton (mounted skin and skeleton)
  • Galago guineensis:
  • Perodicticus geoffroyi:
  • Potto bosmanii:

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 83.1, humerus length 70.6, radius length 78.7, scapula 30.5 x 38.1, skull 66.0 x 43.9, tibia length 84.3, ulna length 88.9

Estimated body mass: 2.22 kg based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length