Slow Loris Male Skull measures 2.5 inches or 63mm. Slow Loris Male Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. California Academy of Sciences Specimen. Scientific name is Xanthonycticebus pygmaeus. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).

The Slow loris or Xanthonycticebus pygmaeus are a group of several species of nocturnal strepsirrhine primates that make up the genus Nycticebus. Found in Southeast Asia and bordering areas, they range from Bangladesh and Northeast India in the west to the Sulu Archipelago in the Philippines in the east, and from Yunnan province in China in the north to the island of Java in the south.

The Slow loris or Xanthonycticebus pygmaeus have a round head, a narrow snout, large eyes, and a variety of distinctive coloration patterns that are species-dependent. Their arms and legs are nearly equal in length, and their torso is long and flexible, allowing them to twist and extend to nearby branches.

The hands and feet of Slow loris or Xanthonycticebus pygmaeus have several adaptations that give them a pincer-like grip and enable them to grasp branches for long periods of time.

The Slow loris or Xanthonycticebus pygmaeus have a toxic bite, a trait rare among mammals and unique to lorisid primates. The toxin is obtained by licking a sexual gland on their arm, and the secretion is activated by mixing with saliva. Their toxic bite is a deterrent to predators, and the toxin is also applied to the fur during grooming as a form of protection for their infants. The secretion from the arm contains a chemical related to cat allergen, but may be augmented by secondary toxins from the diet in wild individuals.

The Slow loris or Xanthonycticebus pygmaeus are omnivores, eating insects and other arthropods, small birds and reptiles, eggs, fruits, gums, nectar and miscellaneous vegetation.

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 2.5 in
Slow Loris Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Lorisidae
Subfamily: Lorinae
Genus: Nycticebus
Type species: Nycticebus coucang
Conservation Status: CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is a multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals.


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